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Old 06-22-2011, 12:54 AM   #1
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Fixing canvas

When we requested "common sense" fastener for attaching our canvas work our builder has countered with the suggestion of using press studs as an alternative. We have previously found these to rust up an become difficult to put on/remove. Before we decide which way to go has anyone had any success in preventing the corrosion on the press stud fasteners.*

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Old 06-22-2011, 08:48 AM   #2
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RE: Fixing canvas

For the uninformed dreamers amongst us, What does a press stud look like, and what are the alternatives?

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Old 06-22-2011, 09:20 AM   #3
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RE: Fixing canvas

I am converting all our canvas to the bungie cord type as they stretch and giving in the wind.

The snaps and the stud may look*better but a PITA.* *
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RE: Fixing canvas

Has anyone tried Velcro in strips or round spots glued on?

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Old 06-22-2011, 10:15 AM   #5
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Yes, does not last long out side in the rain and wind.* The bungee cords let the canvas flex/move in the wind.* But then again we have an ugly old trawler so a little more ugly does not matter.
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RE: Fixing canvas

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When we requested "common sense" fastener for attaching our canvas work our builder has countered with the suggestion of using press studs as an alternative. ...

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*Oh, you mean affixing.

Bill Kimley (Seahorse Marine)*wasn't enthusiastic about my boat additions consisting of fuel polisher, Floscan meter, Tank Tender, and extra cleats.* But when he helped me commission the boat in California, he used those tools and touted their advantages (the fuel polisher can prime the engine, etc.)

Don, go with your "gut" and have it done the way you want.* I've found that phylosophy*usually works for me.
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Thanks for the feedback, we will stay with the CS's.**

Mark, you are right - affixing would have been a better title

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RE: Fixing canvas

Even though it didn't need it, the old canvas on our Krogen Manatee was a "toast" colored Sunbrella, and even though it went OK with the character of the boat, it didn't go well with our plans of color scheme, etc.. *I was shocked at the great condition of the old canvas, windows, zippers and fasteners. *When I commisioned new canvas to be made, I asked the same guy (Zak at Marine Seam, Daytona Beach, FL) to outfit our new canvas with the same fastener layout. *That involved common sense fasteners at real stress points, press studs at a few areas that are often opened, and the entire bridge-deck wind breaker canvas was done in velcro where it would be rarely, but easily removed. *I found the old canvas velcro to be virtually pristine, but I don't know about how often it was removed. *My guess is that velcro wouldn't be the way to go with something that gets heavy use and is pulled apart on a regular basis, but I have no problem with the press studs, and as long as the canvas has sewn reinforcement wherever there is a fastener, regardless of what type.

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