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    Posted: 17 August 2011 at 8:32pm
Looking for ideas on the best technique of making a boat cover. This is what I've got.......Two covers....one over the forward "bowrider" v-shaped section, and a separate cover from the top of the windshield back to stern. Snaps are already on boat but the cover has been ditched along the way. Rather than using patterning material, I want to sew two pieces of Sunbrella together making a blank with a centerline seam. This should be pretty straightforward, but what I can't figure out is how to secure the edges of the blank to the sides of the boat so as to mark the location of snaps. I wish I could use the button side of a snap to snap through the canvas to hold it in place but it won't work. Knowing there are different size snaps, could a larger size button fit over the smaller snap on the boat??? Clamps wouldn't work because there's nothing to clamp onto. Any ideas are certainly appreciated.
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Take a look at the "Quick Fit" products from Sailrite in this video.      http://www.sailrite.com/Snap-Positioning-Tools-for-Canvas-Quick-Fit-for-Snaps-Streaming-Video
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Wow. That answered it. Thx!
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