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    Any tips on snapping isen glass panels-gctid344463

    Would anyone have any tips on how to make it easier to snap on the isen glass panels? I have a 2009 Bayliner Discovery 192 Cuddy, and have never been able to fully engage all the snaps on the isen glass; thus the water blows in during thunder storms. Thanks.

    #2
    Lube each female snap with a bit of WD40 or Vaseline 2 or 3 times a season. I probably have close to 100 on my 4087, and my fly-bridge canvas only goes on and off once a year, never have a problem.

    Machog
    1996 4087 Lazy Days
    2011 11’ West Marine Rib 350 Lazy Mac
    2011 Porsche Cayman
    2010 Lexus IS 250C
    2008 Honda Ridgeline

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      #3
      Attach the snaps during warm sunny days.

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        #4
        wingless wrote:
        Attach the snaps during warm sunny days.
        definitely agree with this one.....use teflon grease for the snaps...

        :arr arrr

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          #5
          I've got one of these, except with a wooden handle (a lot cheaper!):

          http://www.savvyboater.com/store/p/1...Snap-Tool.aspx

          There a days, mostly the cool ones, that I wouldn't be able to snap up without one. The angle makes it easy to snap from inside.
          Simo
          2002 2855 350MPI Bravo III on Lake Champlain -> SOLD!
          Downsized to a couple of kayaks for now.

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            #6
            +2 on the warm sunny day!
            Two C's 1990 3888 MY, 175 Hinos, Hurth 630 Trannys
            Past Commodore Emerald Rose Yacht Club
            Member International Order of the Blue Gavel
            MMSI: 338030604

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              #7
              Get yourself some Star Brite snap & zipper lube. I keep both the stick and tube around, they have different uses. Dab the stick lightly onto the male buttons on the boat, then snap the cover on and give the snap a little twist to spread some lube around. Also get yourself a snap tool:

              [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/647145=23846-top_snapper_snap_tool.jpg[/img]And as everyone said, try to do this when warm, at least the first time each season.

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                #8
                I have found it best to just start zippers.

                Get the snaps, snapped.

                Then finish zipping up.

                On a warm day snap the snaps you can. As it warms up it will stretch and you can snap the rest. This will help you to stretch the Eisenglass after winter storage.
                Jim McNeely
                New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                Brighton, Michigan USA
                MMSI # 367393410

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                  #9
                  [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/647190=23847-TW-2001.JPG[/img]I found mine locally, but this is a link to the product:http://www.wileyski.com/shopproductd...=4761&catid=22
                  Tally and Vicki
                  "Wickus" Meridian 341
                  MMSI 338014939

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                    #10
                    http://www.landingloop.com/snap-stretcher.htm

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                      #11
                      SwampNut wrote:
                      Get yourself some Star Brite snap & zipper lube. I keep both the stick and tube around, they have different uses. Dab the stick lightly onto the male buttons on the boat, then snap the cover on and give the snap a little twist to spread some lube around. Also get yourself a snap tool:

                      http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]And as everyone said, try to do this when warm, at least the first time each season.
                      Great tool! Too bad they don't float, guess how I know?oop-
                      Jeff & Tara
                      (And Ginger too)
                      Lake Havasu City, AZ

                      2000 Bayliner 3388
                      "GetAway"
                      Cummins 4bta 250s

                      In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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                        #12
                        Canvas has a tendancy to shrink. Just wet it down and it will stretch out enough to be able to snap it in place. If the snaps themselves are not working then a little lube will help.
                        Patrick and Patti
                        4588 Pilothouse 1991
                        12ft Endeavor RIB 2013
                        M/V "Paloma"
                        MMSI # 338142921

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                          #13
                          Thanks to all of you. Wow! Everyone is so helpful. I'm sure I'll get those suckers snapped now.

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                            #14
                            BeaverFood wrote:
                            Thanks to all of you. Wow! Everyone is so helpful. I'm sure I'll get those suckers snapped now.
                            One thing I found to is do the corners first and then the middles. Lots eaiser. I don't have that boat any more, but i would put the 4 back pannels together and then put it up.

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