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Snap stud pilot hole

Printed From: Sailrite Enterprises, Inc.
Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Boat Tops
Forum Discription: Questions about Biminis and Dodgers
Printed Date: 20 February 2020 at 7:52pm

Topic: Snap stud pilot hole
Posted By: Friar_Tuck
Subject: Snap stud pilot hole
Date Posted: 16 August 2018 at 9:22pm
Probably a simple sounding question, but I ordered a bunch of 444002 snaps for making a boat cover for the son in law's launch and was wondering what size pilot people use to install the stud in thick fiberglass hull.   In the past I have broken studs in other material by using too small of a pilot, and stripped some from using too large. Just curious what a good starting point would be?

P. S. The sailrite snap tool is unreal. I still cuss myself for not getting one sooner. I have always hated setting snaps, but now it is a breeze!

Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 17 August 2018 at 9:54am
We use an 1/8" or 9/64" depending upon the material. 9/64" in harder material like aluminum or really hard decking. Screw in by hand.

Glad you love the SnapRite System!

Best Regards,
Matt Grant

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