Boobie hatch is an ancient term for small hatch covers intended to keep a species of seabird called a Boobie from entering a ship through portholes and other smaller ventilation opening.
The usage to mean insane asylum is probably related to events happening when things enter through a boobie hatch. Either its drunken sailor activity (urination, etc) or a very messy situation involving an excited seabird thrashing around madly in a confined space with a bunch of sailors.
Someone left a (boobie) booby hatch open when we docked. A boobie crawled in and then all hell broke loose after if the bird landed on the Captain's bowl of soup and shat in it. It was all arms and legs thrashing about for 10-15 minutes. And someone lost an eye to its beak before cook crushed the boobie against a bulkhead with a skillet. Yes a regular mad house all because of an unsecured (boobie) booby hatch.
a mental hospital, an insane asylum
He did not turn himself in to the booby hatch, nor did he use drugs.
a mental institution
hes seeing crazy pigs send him to the boobyhatch.
Any one of several special bras with cup openings, but especially nursing or open point bras.
Coach had a real mental obsession with his mom and ended up throwing himself in the booby hatch.
My mother taught me how to be a real subtle lady. She used to flash all the guys when she purposely bent over with an open booby hatch under a loose shirt. The other women never knew.
She always used to say never fall asleep with an open booby hatch or you might wake with a common sea bird perched on a nipple...that why they called them boobies.