Shrunk canvas??

RemembranceRemembrance Delphos, Ohio 45833Posts: 13Member
Just tried to put up my cabin enclosure for the first time this year. Every snap on both sides and across the windshield are all short an inch. Does canvas shrink and is there any fix?

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  • zaverin1zaverin1 Harrison TWP ,MIPosts: 1,554Member ✭✭✭
    New canvas and yes it does 
  • TonyG13TonyG13 ChicagoPosts: 187Member ✭✭✭
    Hope for a warm, humid day - that'll be when your canvas is at its stretchiest.
  • dalekdalek Posts: 144Member ✭✭✭
    Not a proper solution but snap extenders are available.

    http://www.boat-snapextenders.org/
  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,809Member ✭✭✭✭
    Wait till its warm and the sun is out, first time I went to do mine it was the same thing... 
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,965Member ✭✭✭✭
    Sometimes a hair dryer will help warm it up. Or just wait for sunshine.
    2005 Rinker FV342  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 5,053Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    same problem here...mine is about 3 years old and last time I tried to put it up I had to undo some of the brackets to get it to go on....only used it a few times and was really disappointed!
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,965Member ✭✭✭✭
    It will stretch back out.
    2005 Rinker FV342  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,838Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 11
    Wet it and it's easier to install as it will stretch. Not soaked though or else it's heavy.
    "Knot Quite Shore" - 2000 FV270
  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,269Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, it does shrink ... it's a pain.  That's why I stopped taking mine off for winterization. Wonder if a heat gun would help.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • RemembranceRemembrance Delphos, Ohio 45833Posts: 13Member
    WOW!! Thanks for all the responses; I am floored by the this forum's members. It was great to wintess this high level of friendship extended.
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 5,053Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just don't bring up diesel motors and you will be fine.....
  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 1,120Member ✭✭✭
    rasbury said:
    Just don't bring up diesel motors and you will be fine.....
     :D 

    Regards,

    Ian

    The Third “B”

    Rear Commodore, Crescent Boat Club

  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,269Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL, diesels ...

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 29Member
    What if your canvas hasn't shrunk, your boat is just outgrowing her canvas??? 
  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,269Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    What if your canvas hasn't shrunk, your boat is just outgrowing her canvas??? 

    That would be a great problem to have.  Buy a 26' boat end up with a 36' boat after 10 years ...

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,965Member ✭✭✭✭
    16,,18,,23,,27,,34 little more then ten years. Good thing my canvas still fits go figure. After all this time i wish the budget would get smaller.
    2005 Rinker FV342  Pawcatuck river,Ct
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