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Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Dave S, Oct 4, 2006.
Picture of my AJ270 may help.
Best I can do. I think they were about 12" apart around the windshield.
Those pictures help.
The only thing I could find online were some Sailrite YouTube videos of cover installations on smaller sport boats and they were without Arches and the Bimini attachments.
I have the only 260DA at my Marina,in fact I did not come across another one all last season. Closest Sundancer with a Cockpit cover that I got a close look at was a 340DA.
I don’t plan on tackling this for at least another month or so as my 260 is shrink wrapped.
Off the top of my head, from all the boats I've owned or worked on, I'd say roughly 18" - maybe a little more. If you go down to 12", I think that is too close. However, there is no "factory pattern" - they are all installed by hand. In the end, just go by what looks/feels right. Another thing to do is just copy the approximate distance from the side of the boat (camper canvas). Believe me, this isn't rocket science - just do what feels right. And... it's better to have a few extra than not enough - especially if you'll be trailering with it.
Don't put any snaps across the walk-thru area of the windhsield. Snaps hurt your heels when you step on them.
EDIT: I didn't see your post before I posted, Import. Let's look at your cleat - that's an 8" cleat, right (I don't think it's a 10" cleat)? If we look at it's length in the picture, we can use that as rough guide to the spacing. It appears that the distance between the snaps is a bit more than two cleats.
But, again, there is no "magic number" here - do what feels best.
That’s a good point about not putting a snap at center of walkthrough. I was wondering about that because that’s exactly what they were doing in the YouTube videos and it did not make sense to me to put one there. Those things are a pain when the carpet is out.
Yeah, those YouTube people are experts, right! It's amazing how some people (not you) just blindly believe what they see on Youtube - whatever happend to good 'ol logical thinking? "I saw it on Youtube so it MUST be true". And sometimes it's like a chain reaction. One person sees it done that way, then they want to make a video so they can be a star and get people to "like" them so they make a video showing the same thing. And then someone wants to install snaps and looks at videos and sees multiple videos all doing the same thing and thinks "OK, this must be the way to do it". It's crazy.... or should I say "Cray Cray" like the kids say nowadays?
Fire Extinguisher placement. Permanent mount? Cabin mount? Looking for some suggestions, pros and cons or what you may have done different with 20/20 hindsite. Thank you in advance.
Right by the healm seat.
Yup - by the helm seat. Good place for it - easy access, yet out of the way so it doesn't get bumped. Except... in that picture... it's better if it's mounted horizontally so the mixture inside doesn't coagulate on the bottom. When it's horizontal, it's constantly being mixed around.