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Old 03-11-2008, 07:45 PM
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Default Turnbuckle fasteners for Cigarette cockpit cover

Anyone know where I can buy these? A few of mine are busted and the rest are in pretty bad shape. Tried a few different metal cleaners/polish and they still look really dull. Was hoping to find exact replacements.
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west marine, boat owners warehouse, almost any online boat store
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Thanks guys....those ones from BoatersWorld seem a bit pricy compared to these :

http://www.glfi.com/supplycatalogf.htm

and these:

http://www.yourautotrim.com/doubtwoscrew.html

The ones in that second link seem way too cheap and don't look like the same thing as whats on the boat now.
What do you guys think?
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Not sure if these are the exact size or not, but http://www.mcmaster.com/ has them. Search button snaps and scroll down to get exact measurements.
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Visit your local canvas shop . I'll bet they pay a lot less when they buy them in bulk .
I replaced all on my Top Gun for $20 cash .
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Not sure if these are the exact size or not, but http://www.mcmaster.com/ has them. Search button snaps and scroll down to get exact measurements.
Cool thanks...
This is what I found under fabric fasteners...

Turn-Button Fasteners

Use these fasteners to attach leather, canvas, and other fabrics to solid materials such as wood and fiberglass. Made from nickel-plated brass. To install, cut the fabric using the cutting punch (sold separately). Push the eyelet prongs through the fabric and use a small hammer to crimp the prongs over the washer on the opposite side of the fabric. Then, screw the stud base or screw stud (requires special hand driver , sold separately) to the solid material. Once installed, a spring holds the turn button under tension until turned by hand.
Eyelet is 1 1/16" Lg. x 13/16" Wd. Washer is 1" Lg. x 3/4" Wd. Stud base is 1 1/4" Lg. x 15/32" Wd. and has two holes for #6 screws (not included).
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Eyelets and Washers 5 pairs 95678A678 $2.23

Stud Base 5 95678A671 5.32

Screw Stud (#7 x 5/8") 5 95678A674 11.31

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Cutting Punch 95678A690 $49.74

Hand Driver for Screw Stud 95678A695 15.71


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just make sure that they are all brass not the cheaper alluminum ones.
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just make sure that they are all brass not the cheaper alluminum ones.
Actually I think the ones on my boat are stainless ?? Each one also has a small stamping "made in USA" - I'd like to keep that motto going
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Actually I think the ones on my boat are stainless ?? Each one also has a small stamping "made in USA" - I'd like to keep that motto going

keep what u got.... since then all that stuff is foriegn junk now... go look at a new donzi or fountain.... they even told me so at the boat show when there was rust around some of em on NEW boats


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