Save time and money by replacing canvas snaps yourself!
Having the tools and supplies to fix boat cover snaps can save you time and money compared to having them professionally repaired. Whether you need a fresh kit with the button fastener or a few specialty snaps, West Marine has got you covered.
When a snap no longer securely holds your boat cover on, you’re going to need a replacement. You can take the cover to a local canvas shop or marine outfitter, but that will cost time and money and replacing snaps isn’t too terribly hard to do yourself. Fixing a broken snap on your boat cover right away will ensure your boat stays protected with no lag time.
Boat snap kits help you get the job done.
When looking for boat snap kits, be sure to buy one that includes a variety of sizes and styles. This will ensure you are likely to have what you need on hand to fix a shoddy snap right away. Kits will usually include the required tools to do the job without damaging your boat canvas.
Check that the materials you use on replacement snaps will match existing snaps for a cohesive look. Brass grommets are affordable and can withstand weather and saltwater without corroding. Stainless steel snaps are extremely strong and more resistant to bending out of shape. The most popular material for marine grade snaps is nickel-plated brass, which combines the durability of brass with nickel plating for additional protection from corrosion.
Replacing boat cover snaps is easy.
To fix a boat cover snap when the receptacle snap no longer holds securely, you’ll need pliers or wire cutters, a replacement snap and a screwdriver. First, you’ll need to remove the broken snap from the canvas. Using a pair of pliers or wire cutters, remove the snap head from the canvas, being careful not to enlarge the hole. Place the screwdriver through the hole to use as a guide. Slide the snap head onto the screwdriver and through the hole. Then, line up the receptacle on the other side of the canvas and secure it in place using the pressing tool from your kit.