I added some T-H Marine 20lb stainless springs (T-H Marine Cable Hatch Spring HS-1C-DP) to the rod lockers so they lock in the upright position just like the old 189 used to with the click-sticks. I used 1 1/4" aluminum angle, #8 bolts. Pretty quick install and the rod lockers are a dream to use again. No worries about rod locker crashing down while unloading a rod in lumpy seas, can leave the lockers open to dry without overhanging the rub rail, can mount a battery operated light on the underside of the hatch to light it up and the rod lockers don't rub on the bimini top hardware either.
What a happy upgrade! The springs are easier to use than the click-sticks too. Hopefully my fishing partners won't be able to break the springs as fast as they could break click-sticks!