Poll Question for owners with snap on mooring covers

Dennis T.

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How many snaps have you broken/pulled through? just thought it would be a good one to ask. for me: two. have not repaired them yet.
 

lakeliving

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I have one that got crushed by something and is bent. And had one replaced years ago. Aside from that the snaps are holding up good.
 

Tin Diesel

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One, still not fixed, at the port quarter, and it was my fault because I yanked sideways hoping it would pop off - but of course, it didn't.
Now, for all the tight ones (bow, stern corners), I use this tool. All the ones along the side pop easily by hand.

Edit: I should point out that the cover is 12 years old and my brother owned it first. So the snaps were fine for 11 years until I got impatient.


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JTaylor

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None broken for me.
 

BigKahuna

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0. The local canvas guy did a super job with the Sunbrella fabric.
 

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I haven’t broken any snaps, but I did break two of my side clips the first two weeks I had the boat. Now I know how to do it better due to a post on here that I think SemperFi put up a long time ago.
 

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Last boat with snaps, 5 years, zero issues. This one, 3 years, quick clips with snaps along bow, zero issues.
 

Alicedream

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I only have snaps in the front and my 3rd one broke today!
 

Dennis T.

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One, still not fixed, at the port quarter, and it was my fault because I yanked sideways hoping it would pop off - but of course, it didn't.
Now, for all the tight ones (bow, stern corners), I use this tool. All the ones along the side pop easily by hand.


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I have that tool as well, it works good, need to always use it. one was that way when i got the boat, the other was done when someone was "helping" me unsnap, no more, i can do it myself..;>)
 

DaveyJ

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Have 3 snaps that are pulling out but the cover is rotting away.......
 

SEMPERFI8387

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I always pop the snaps with thumb on snap and pinch the fabric between thumb and finger kind of roll the snap off upwards. I NEVER pull on the fabric to pop the snap. How are you guys/gals typically doing it if not using a tool?
 

Mike31406

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I have no issues with my snaps. Chap stick is a good idea.
 

swiftm

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None on cover. Only snap that’s ever broken was the one on my ladder after 2 years. The guy at the shop just gave me a handful, but that one is the only one I’ve ever used - no problem since.
 

sjhorner9475

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Last boat with snaps, 6 years, no issues. This one, 7 months, quick clips with snaps along bow, no issues. When we took possession of this boat there was one bow snap that was misaligned. The dealer installed a new stap. No problems.
 

Dennis T.

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lost another one to go to 3 total. need to get them fixed now. ill look for a seamstress locally but have no idea since never have done that before. ill also start using the chapstick i think.
 
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