Stimpson’s 24-Line Stainless Snap Sets for marine fabrics continue to be the #1 choice of the world’s premier marine manufacturers since reliability and durability are mission critical. Engineered for the harshest environments and resistant to corrosion, Stimpson’s Plain Stud and Screw Stud Snap Sets provide optimal cloth-to-cloth or cloth-to-surface connection strength when set. Utilize this blog to compare the difference between the two types of stainless steel marine snap fastener types.

  • Stimpson Stainless Steel Plain Stud Snap Sets
    Plain stud snap sets are one of the most common fastening systems utilized in marine applications. Perfect for cloth-to-cloth uses such as boat covers, dodgers, tarps, or on tabs of marine canvas since the 3/8” plain snap set resists corrosion due to their stainless-steel construction. The Stimpson 24-Line plain snap set includes a cap and socket that fit together on one piece of marine or industrial grade fabric to form the “female” half of the snap set while the “male” portion has a stud and post that set together on the corresponding piece of fabric to become the “male” half.
  • Marine Plain Stud Snap Set Quick Specs
    • Size:3/8”
    • Material: Stainless Steel
    • Profile: Low
    • Strength: Good
    • Corrosion Resistance: Excellent
    • Cloth-to-Cloth Marine Applications: Tarps, Boat Covers, Dodgers, and Cushions
  • Stimpson Stainless Steel Screw Stud Snap Sets
    Screw stud snap sets are another popular marine fastening solution ideal for cloth-to-surface marine applications such as securing cushions, dodgers, tarps, or marine covers. The Stimpson low profile 24-Line screw stud features cap/socket combination on the “female” half while the “male” side utilizes a self-tapping screw to penetrate and fasten to fiberglass or wood. To set the screw stud into wood or fiberglass, one could use a Philips screwdriver or Phillips drill bit to set the “male” portion.
  • Marine Screw Stud Snap Set Quick Specs
    • Sizes:3/8” or 5/8”
    • Material: Stainless Steel
    • Profile: Low
    • Strength: Excellent
    • Corrosion Resistance: Excellent
    • Cloth-to-Surface Marine Applications: Tarps, Boat Covers, Dodgers, and Cushions

Marine applications require the strength and durability of stainless steel to ensure that your cloth-to-cloth or cloth-to-surface snap set withstand any marine or harsh environment. Our heavy-duty snap sets outperform our competitors’ due to our expert engineering, uniform manufacturing, and superior strength. For over 165 years, marine and industrial companies continue to choose Stimpson since we provide complete fastening solutions using the highest quality materials, superior performance, and our expert B2B customer service. Contact Stimpson too speak with one of our marine snap set experts or shop our web store.