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
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 rounded shape.