For over 25 years, our modified hatch dogs provide a method of lubricating the threads to prevent failure.

(713) 249-0116

Hatch Dogs are inland barge fasteners that secure openings, but are prone to corrode, seize-up, and fail.

New Products

New Stainless Steel Eye-bolt

3/4-10 X 4 1/2″ Stainless Steel Eye-Bolt

(other sizes and lengths are available)

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Stainless Steel Eye-bolt

New Stainless Steel Eye Bolt Mounting Pin

5/8 x 2″ with cotter pin (classic)

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5/8 x 2″ shoulder bolt with jam nut (economy)

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100% Guarantee

I've been active in the commercial marine business since 1955. Forty years of service as a marine surveyor, and a few thousand barges later, I found a way to teach old dogs new tricks. My modified hatch dogs make maintaining a vessel easier, and more efficient. I’ll even unconditionally accept returns on any new dogs... a promise I’ve never had to keep. You have my personal guarantee on all materials and workmanship.



Are the hatch dogs universal? Do they fit any hatch?

Yes, they fit the standard inland barges that are operated today.

Do you guarantee the product?

You have my personal guarantee on all materials and workmanship.

How long have you been in the hatch dog business?

Since 1994.
(Retired as a Marine Surveyor at the end of 2010)

What are your delivery methods?

Personal delivery within 50 miles. UPS, FEDEX & USPS all available, your choice.


We love hearing from our customers. Here's what a few of them had to say...

After installing your hatch dogs, we’ve cut our maintenance time down to nothing.

J. Smith, Advanced Marine