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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Arlington, TX
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2007 290 Dancer
    Engine(s)
    T 5.0 MPI Bravo III
    Posts
    78

    Snap Lubrication

    I new that title would get attention

    I just got back from having 3 snaps replaced on my cockpit cover that is basically new. Yes, I will be more careful and yes I bought the tool. I learned.

    My question is that I read in a boat magazine that dobbing chapstick on the snaps is good and needed lubrication. Is this a good idea? Do you lubricate your snaps ? (I had trouble keeping a straight face when I typed that, whew).

    If so, what do you use?

    Thanks,
    Don
    Hart to Hart
    290 Sundancer (2007)
    T-5.0L MPI Bravo® III DTS
    Previous: 98 215 EC
    88 Celebrity 19' Cuddy

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New Port Richey, Florida
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1988 300 DA
    Engine(s)
    tw 350's w/ Alphas
    Posts
    3,280

    Re: Snap Lubrication

    Yes, Chap-stick is easy, you can dab petroleum jelly with a q-tip also.
    Limits corrosion and keeps the little springy thingy inside from freezing up.
    1988 300 DA
    Former boats:
    1985 390 EC, 3208TA CATs
    1972 281 Chris-Craft, 6.0 Crusader
    1987 22' Chris-Craft Seahawk

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    Engine(s)
    6.2 Merc Horixons 1.5:1 Velvet Drives
    Posts
    2,381

    Re: Snap Lubrication

    Chap stick works fine. There is also a procuct called "Snap-Stick". I cant tell the difference in feeling the two. Never tried Snap-Stick on my lips though. Starbrite makes a white teflon snap and zipper lube. Never tried it. For the money, chap-stick is the way to go.
    Best Regards,
    David

    "Saint Max", '99 330 Dancer
    2007 6.2L Mercruiser Horizons; 1.5:1 Velvet V5000 "V" Drives

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Odessa, FL
    Boat
    SeaRay
    Details
    2006 SeaRay Sundeck 240
    Engine(s)
    5.0MPI Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Posts
    2,457

    Re: Snap Lubrication

    I have like 5 things of snap-stick all free not sure how it happened, found a free prop annode too, anyways my boat came with a couple and then the "Snap-Stick" company had a survey I filled out and got some more. Works great on snaps and zippers. (on the boat I've not tried it on my pants)
    2006 Sea Ray Sundeck 240
    MERCRUISER 5.0L MPI BR3 (260 PHP)
    2006 Nissan Titan Crew Cab LE

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Madison, MS
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2001 380 DA
    Engine(s)
    T8.1 Horizons
    Posts
    1,187

    Re: Snap Lubrication

    Yea....Chap Stick. Also good for the plastic zippers.
    Southpaw II
    2001 380 DA
    Madison, MS

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Arlington, TX
    Boat
    Sea Ray
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    2007 290 Dancer
    Engine(s)
    T 5.0 MPI Bravo III
    Posts
    78

    Re: Snap Lubrication

    Thanks everybody. Chapstick on all my snaps and zippers from now on.
    Don
    Hart to Hart
    290 Sundancer (2007)
    T-5.0L MPI Bravo® III DTS
    Previous: 98 215 EC
    88 Celebrity 19' Cuddy

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lake Monroe, Bloomington Indiana
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1991 Sea Ray 225 BR Suburban
    Engine(s)
    5.7L
    Posts
    117

    Talking Re: Snap Lubrication

    Quote Originally Posted by dpmulvey View Post
    . Never tried Snap-Stick on my lips though.

    Thanks for the laugh.
    1991 Sea Ray 225 BR
    5.7 L Merc. Alpha
    Lake Monroe
    Bloomington, Indiana

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Atlanta, GA/Lake Martin, AL
    Boat
    SeaRay
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    2006 240 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    350 MAG Horizon w/Bravo III 20p SS props
    Posts
    105

    Re: Snap Lubrication

    I always use lip balm on snaps but make sure you use at least SPF 20 to prevent "snap burn."
    2006 240 Sundancer
    350MAG Horizon Bravo III
    2.20 Ratio 20P SS Props
    Lake Martin, AL

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    North Bellmore, NY
    Boat
    SeaRay
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    44DA
    Engine(s)
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Posts
    1,406

    Re: Snap Lubrication

    After you guys LUBED ur snaps . Did u find that they were more prone to PREMATURE release ? Case and point ... I umm LUBED my snaps but now on VERY windy days my snaps start to PREMATURELY release. I want them to RELEASE when I want them too....

    Rob
    44 Dancer, JUST 4 PLAY

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Atlanta, GA/Lake Martin, AL
    Boat
    SeaRay
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    2006 240 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    350 MAG Horizon w/Bravo III 20p SS props
    Posts
    105

    Re: Snap Lubrication

    Robski:

    TMI!!
    2006 240 Sundancer
    350MAG Horizon Bravo III
    2.20 Ratio 20P SS Props
    Lake Martin, AL

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