source for canvas fittings

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Captn TJ, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    347
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    I just installed the SS frame for my camper top. Looking for a source for the fittings you see in the picture. The wire on some fittings is gone and on others the nylon spaced is missing. Any ideas for a good source? IMG_5597.JPG
     
  2. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
    Any local canvas shop has these parts. They are routinely used for projects. Might be free if you look like a prospective customer or maybe five bucks at the outside if you just need one or two.
     
  3. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    PM or call me so I can get quantities and I can check with my Distributors. BTW, do you know if this the original from Sea Ray produced by Great Lakes?

    -Kevin
    (www.covemarine.com)
     
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Those fittings are made by Taco Marine - check their website out for part numbers and you can easily google for an online retailer or check with a local store. If you want, upgrade to the newer style that doesn't use a wire "keeper" - the "pin" turns, but never comes out - look at the pics on their website - it'll make more sense.

    You can definitely buy the pin/wire by itself - I'm not sure about the Delrin insert.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2018
  5. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
    On this site (Taco Marine) there are almost exact replacements. Search miscellaneous pins with lanyards. $6.25 each.
     
  6. LTD.330

    LTD.330 Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Lake Erie
    1999 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPI
    sailrite.com has just about every canvas fitting and fasteners imaginable.
     
  7. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    The manufacturer sells them directly? I did not know that (I usually just buy from myself! :) ). Thanks.
     
  8. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    I bought the pins somewhere and took some plastic coated wire leader and made the wires.

    Bennett
     
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  9. gdavis67

    gdavis67 Active Member

    125
    Mar 1, 2017
    Saugatuck, MI
    1990 390ec
    Twin 454 Mercruiser T 340 with Hurth drives
    Bought these exact same fittings last season from Amazon for a customers boat. They come complete, fitting, pin, delrin insert. Not expensive.
     
  10. gdavis67

    gdavis67 Active Member

    125
    Mar 1, 2017
    Saugatuck, MI
    1990 390ec
    Twin 454 Mercruiser T 340 with Hurth drives
  11. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Last time I went through this I used fishing leaders pre made..just bought them on line....The hole in the pin you posted a picture of...you would just put a small key ring through the hole same for the tab on the pole... Attach the leader and your good to go
     
  12. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    347
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    Taco Marine was very responsive and led me to a source for the Delrin inserts. So new pins and new inserts and I'm good to go.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Great to hear the service was good.

    MM
     

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