Another snap fastener that is perfect for your boating needs is YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap and Button Product’s revolutionary SNAD®snap fastener, an adhesively attached snap fastener which eliminates the need to drill holes into your boat. With this fastener, no tools are necessary. Just clean the surface, remove the backing and attach! The SNAD® snap fastener can be attached wherever a conventional screw stud can be used and also in quite a few places where they cannot be used including glass windows. The adhesive is a proven technology of 3M™ VHB™ tape adhesive.
Though the zippers and snaps are the most overlooked mechanical items on a boat, it is important to take care of them so that you can enjoy your valuable investment for many years to come. These fasteners can be used on door openings and on open air windows, so it is important to treat them as mechanical devices. A little care will go a long way in helping to extend the life of your boat. To properly maintain zippers and snaps, YKK offers the ZippyCool® Kit. This cleansing system comes with a cleaning fluid to remove harmful dirt, sand, and salt deposits and a wax lubricating stick. It’s great for marine zippers!