As supplied, the snaps have a shape that tend to wrench the deck
eyelets out of the deck when tension is put on the lines. This occurs because
the centerline of the snap is not aligned in the direction of the tension. A
simple reforming of the snap
into a rounded shape will correct the problem. Better yet, a trip to the fishing
section of Wal-Mart or a tackle shop will yield a new set of snaps that already
have the rounded shape.
The picture at the right shows reformed original snaps. Note that the centerlines
are in line with the rigging lines.
The picture at the left shows new snaps from Wal-Mart that already have a
Posted September 12, 2008