I experimented with an old school rolling rope hinge on a deck hatch for a recent skiff build. Turned out pretty cool... Probably not complimentary to all skiffs, but mine is simple and traditional, so it suits it.
Cool. I like it. But couldn’t bring myself to drill holes. Never seen that before. I did do something similar to the latch with bungee cord on an old cooler. Similar to your latch. You could probably make a few bucks building that flounder killer. Pretty popular fishing method in my area.
What else do you have in store for us? Tomorrow might be pretty dead around here. Good post.