Cockpit Cover and snap tool

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by HawkX66, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    366
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    I'm in southeast Virginia so the winters are very mild. I put my cockpit cover on the other day and I think I'll just stick with that for winter storage outside this year. I want to be able to easily access the boat also.
    When I put the cover on, there were a few snaps that needed replacing. I need to replace a couple male ends on the boat also. I want to buy a Hoover Snap tool and some snaps. I found the tool for $139. Any better deals out there? What's the best place to grab some snaps from also?

    Thanks.
     
  2. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    Where in VA are you? If your close by you can use my snap tool and I have a ton of snaps, I ordered wrong and have a box full of them.

    SailRite is where I get mine
     
  3. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    366
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    That's a real nice offer. Thanks! I'm about a 1/2 hour north of Williamsburg.
     
  4. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    +1 on Sailrite as a source for anything fabric related to your boat.
     
  5. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    You’re not that far from the house. My home is near West Point. You are more than welcome to barrow mine. It would save you some money. I picked up a commercial tool from Sailrite with all the adaptors. The small ones at West Marine are worthless
     
  6. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    366
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    I'm right up the street from you then. That's great. Thank you! I was just about to pull the trigger on a Hoover. I'll shoot you a pm for details.
     
  7. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    We have sell/rent the tool and the snaps - let me know what you need.

    -Kevin
     
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  8. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    While the ability to borrow one is great, do yourself a favor and get one of your own. You’ll be amazed at how many other things you can do with it.
     
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  9. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    366
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    Thanks Kevin. I'll shoot you a PM. I do want to buy one, but the one offered will get me through for now which is a big help.
     
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  10. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
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  11. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
  12. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
  13. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    366
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    That's why I didn't buy one of those. For only $40 more I could buy a new one and not worry about missing dies. If I knew they were complete, I wouldn't have minded a used one at all.
     

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