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Door Latch Assembly, Flush Fit

Part #: Z3959

In theory, this door latch was used by Catalina from the mid 1990's until March of 2000. Unfortunately this is not always correct. See "Warnings and Notes" tab.

You must choose which version to order: Left hand out, left hand in, right hand out, or right hand in.

For reference, left hand or right hand is referring to the side the door is hinged on. If the door has the hinge on the right it is right hand. In and out are referring to the direction the door moves when it is being opened.

For clarity, click on the additional photos at the left and to "Choose a Door Latch" below to see the differences between them.
This door latch was used on the following boats in the following configurations and is sized to fit doors that are 3/4" to 7/8" thick:
• Catalina 250 (LH Out)
• Catalina 270 (RH Out, LH In)
• Catalina 28 (RH Out)
• Catalina 30 (RH Out)
• Catalina 320 (RH Out, LH In)
• Catalina 34 (RH Out, LH In)
• Catalina 36 (RH In, RH Out, LH In, LH Out)
• Catalina 42 (RH In, RH Out, LH In, LH Out)

It is also possible that this door latch was used on the following boats:
• Catalina 310
• Catalina 380
• Catalina 400

Always verify which configuration you have and select:
"Choose a Door Latch" to see the differences between each version, and
"Applications" to see which boats typically used which versions.

1) This style of door latch required Catalina to stock four different versions. A smart manufacturer soon devised a universal design that allowed one part to be assembled in four different ways to create the same variety of finished product. As soon as that happened, Catalina quit using this Z3959 version. As a result, very few of these parts are sold and we don't stock them. The price shown is based on the last order built and can only be used as a guideline. Don't be surprised if we call you to report that, when we requested one be built for you, we were informed of a new (of course higher) price. If so we will always call to gain your approval before authorizing the build.

2) Catalina used these latches from the mid 1990's until March of 2000. From our photos and captions however, note we have seen them on boats as new as at least 2004. Here's why: For more efficient production, Catalina ordered batches of interior wood components since it's more efficient to build ten doors the same. Doors were routed to accept the door latch. Even though they had switched to a different latch design, they didn't throw away dozens of doors just to use a newer latch. This earlier latch was used instead.

3) A 50% nonrefundable deposit will be billed when your order for this special order item is accepted. The balance will be billed when the product ships.

4) Some early boats had door frames that were 1" thick and used latches that were a single piece construction that accommodated the thicker doors. Those latch assemblies are no longer available, so you will need to router the door frame to take off about 1/16" from both sides to allow for flush mounting of these, the latches that accommodate the thickest doors currently available in this style.

5) This is a custom made part. You provide the information we need to build this product for you. Once you order it we are going to build it just for you, just as you asked. We never want to see it again, and no one else wants it either. So be careful and order it correctly the first time because it can't be canceled, returned, or magically changed into something different!