Odds and Ends

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NorCal Boater, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Boatless
    No boat....no engines
    I sold my boat last July and have no plans to get another one but tools and parts keep popping up in my garage.

    I have a new Merc bellows installation tool and a snap tool. $15-20 for both plus you pay shipping. Make me an offer.
    Shawn
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  2. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    If you will separate, I will take the snap tool...
     
  3. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Boatless
    No boat....no engines
    Sure. Send me a PM with an address, pay the shipping and you can have it.
    Shawn
     
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  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
    Those are an indispensable money saver for any Sea Ray owner. I discovered them the year before I sold ours, but even with only 12 snaps on the the new boat, it still is a lifesaver.
     
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  5. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Boatless
    No boat....no engines
    On older boats the snaps can get a bit tough to remove if not lubed occasionally. The other end of the tool really helps when putting snaps on when the canvas has shrunk a bit.
     
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  6. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    So it’s a cane ..instead of getting a new knee ?
     
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  7. 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
    Sea Ray canvas is ok, but not great. On many of the designs there is a lot of it. And with a lot of pieces comes a lot of snaps. On a boat with a camper back taking it all down can be a 30-45 minute job largely because the snaps could be reinforced better. As the canvas ages care has to be taken to avoid tearing it at the snap. This tools speeds the process along because it engages the snap and puts no load on the fabric.
     
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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
    Thanks, you made my day with that. After retiring I thought I’d never hear anyone tell me, “we’ve been doin this for forty years like this and we aren’t gonna change!”. It never gets old.
     
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  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    When someone tells me that in my head I'm thinking "that's probably the best reason to find a way to change."
     
  10. Steve in Minneapolis

    Steve in Minneapolis Active Member

    201
    Jul 20, 2020
    Minnetonka
    2021 290 SDX
    350 HP Mercruiser
    Metallic blue with Sand (bar) interior
    350 Mercruiser with Bravo III
    I lubricate my snaps a couple times per year. I've used chap-stick because it's easy to use, and works well. Quick touch on each snap, rub a little and move on. When you attach the snap it gets into the other part. One chap stick lasts for several uses on the whole boat.

    For zippers I got a small tub of lanolin. Been using it for years... apply a little and then run the zipper to spread it around. Works great, and this $8 tub has lasted at least 4 years.
     
  11. Steve in Minneapolis

    Steve in Minneapolis Active Member

    201
    Jul 20, 2020
    Minnetonka
    2021 290 SDX
    350 HP Mercruiser
    Metallic blue with Sand (bar) interior
    350 Mercruiser with Bravo III
    How do you use the bellows tool? Seems like it would be good to have in my toolbox...
     
  12. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Boatless
    No boat....no engines
    Truthfully I sold the boat before I ever had a chance to use it. In theory, its for the exhaust bellows and the 2 half disks at the end fit into a rib on the bellows. IT then is supposed to stretch the bellows a bit and you are then able to pill the bellows on to the bell housing. It was $49 new on Amazon but I'll take $20+ shipping.

    Shawn
     
  13. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    Back Cove 37
    AB Ventus 9VL
    Cummins QSC 8.3 600
    Yep. I've had snaps pull out of the canvas and pull apart because the cap was stuck on the stud. Salt water can get in the snap, crystalize, and jam the cap onto the stud. Slightly shrunken canvas (such as when old or cold) also puts a lot of stress on the snap, making it hard to release. This tool helps pop off the snap without damage to the canvas or the snap.
     
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  14. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    L.I. N.Y./ Longboat Key FLA.
    2005 500 DB
    2008 205 Sport
    2011 Nouvarania 360DL
    QSM11's,
    5.0
    40 Yamaha
    NorCal, I’ll take the bellows tool I’m planning on doing a lot of maintenance on the 205 this spring perfect timing. I’ll pm you .
     
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  15. Groucho

    Groucho Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Albany/Lake George NY
    2004 320 DA
    6.2 V-Drives
    2 prior boats ago was a 270 DA. (99). The front of the enclosure had the tracks that you kinda used your thumbs to slip in....almost like a ziplock. My thumbs still hurt from taking that off and on....
     
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  16. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
  17. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Boatless
    No boat....no engines
    Awesome. Enjoy
     
  18. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    L.I. N.Y./ Longboat Key FLA.
    2005 500 DB
    2008 205 Sport
    2011 Nouvarania 360DL
    QSM11's,
    5.0
    40 Yamaha
    Bellows tool shipped thank you again. Good talking to you.
     

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