Presenting EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers

The New Marine Zipper Invention That Adds One Inch to Your Shrinking Boat Canvas and Relaxes the Fit Instantly!


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4 Ways EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers Can Help Solve Your Boat Cover Repair Problems

  • Adding length to boat enclosures shrunken from both age and cold, allowing for easy snapping.
  • Adding width to boat enclosures that won't zip together due to shrinkage, securing your boat from the elements.
  • Providing an emergency solution to a failed zipper until a proper repair can be made.
  • Broken zipper teeth can keep your zipper from a secure seal. EZ-Xtend zippers can provide temporary help by giving fresh teeth for a secure zip.

See Patent Pending EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers in action on the Sea Ray photos below.

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A Sea Ray boat cover before using our zippers

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A Sea Ray boat cover after using our zippers


Here's how they work ... The zippers are one-piece marine zipper units with the zipper teeth on the outside edge.

When zipped in between the zipper on a bimini top and enclosure, they act as a spacer zipper, adding 1" in length or width. This allows your enclosure panels to snap easily again.

This exciting new zipper is sure to make your boating life easier and save you money.

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Evaluate Your Old Zippers!

  • Run your fingers across the zipper teeth. If the teeth feel crumbly and your finger comes away chalky, it is definitely time to replace. If your teeth have eroded and look small and are without definition, replace the zipper.
  • If the zipper has broken or missing retaining box or pin, replace the zipper.

EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers can be a helpful repair when your old zippers are still in good condition, so it is important that you take the time to evaluate the old zippers.

Important- EZ-Xtend boat zippers do not decrease the likelihood of zipper failure. They are designed to correct fit and provide other repair assistance.



What size marine zipper do you have on your boat?

The majority of marine zippers come in two sizes: #8 and #10.

Many boats have #8 zippers on their boat canvas that came with the boat from the manufacturer.

Most custom canvas jobs come with #10 zippers. You'll need to know what size yours is before you order any EZ-Xtend Zipper product

Follow the method above to figure out what size zipper you have

IMPORTANT: Please measure accurately before ordering!
Please don't guess, #8 and #10 look very similar.

  • Lay out your zipper on a long, straight, flat area, and ensure there are no puckers or curves.
  • Measure how many teeth you have per inch.
  • #8 boat zippers have six teeth per inch.
    #10 boat zippers have five teeth per inch.
  • Unsure? Use 2" instead of 1" for counting teeth.      Example: A #8 zipper would have 12 teeth per 2 inches and a #10 would have 10 teeth per 2 inches.  Notice, every time you add an inch to your measurement the tooth count between the two sizes of zipper becomes more noticeable. 
  • Still Unsure?  Order a mini sample, by using contact us form.

PLEASE READ Before Ordering!

  1. Evaluate your old zippers for strength and integrity (see instructions above).
  2. They are compatible with YKK and Lenzip, but not RiRi.
  3. Know what size zipper you need before ordering (see instructions above) If unsure, order a sample using our contact us page.  
  4. They are cut to length on your boat.
  5. These zippers are only usable on completely separating zippers. They can not be used if one end of your zipper is sewn shut.
  6. You will receive installation instruction.


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Size            Length              Price

#8              33"               17.50

#8              57"               18.25

#8              93"               21.00

#10            33"               17.50

#10            57"               18.25

#10            93"               21.00



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Here are a couple of photos of EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers working with old zippers.

Separated aged zipper teeth in need of a repair.  Be sure to evaluate the damage to your zipper teeth

Same zipper with EZ-Xtend Boat Zipper in place, creating a strong bond again



Demonstration of black EZ-Xtend Boat Zipper zipped between broken tooth white zipper


YKK is a registered trademark of YKK

Lenzip is a registered trademark of Lenzip

Riri is a registered trademark of Riri


Do You Have a Question You Would Like to Ask About EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers or Marine Zippers?

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can your zipper be shortened 
I have a gap between zippers on the boat top canvas and the zippers on the isenglass side panels on a searay sundancer. The zipper are approximately 30 …

How do I sew a zipper in an arch or semi circle? 
I'm not sure if I need to cut the zipper different lengths! I'm not sure which side to sew in first! Should I sew the inner part first or the outer part. …

How hard is it to cut your EZ-Xtend zippers and add the stop for it? 
I have a SeaRay with Camper top canvas. The canvas is 2002 and the panels doesn't fit at the sides. Your product looks like it would give me the extra …

ez extend for zipper repair 
I had half a zipper replaced, thinking the other half was protected by a flap on my Bimini top. Now teeth are breaking on the older half, can I use this …

My zipper has more teeth than your examples. What to do. The zipper pull broke in half. 
The zipper pull itself broke in half. The zipper is smaller than your number 8 or 10. It has more teeth. What to do? Looks like my zipper has 8 or 9 teeth …

Can I use this on an RV zipper repair? 
I have a broken zipper on a pop-up camper. Does the EZ tend have to be sewn over the fabric of the broken zipper, or is it glued? All zippers in …

Do you offer larger zippers ? 
Our UK Sail stack pac came with a zipper along the top of it that runs the entire length. It's a big zipper that measures 4 teeth in an inch and is aprox. …

How many "S.S. Zipper Stops" come with 2 #8 60" EZ-Xtend Zippers? I need at least 6. Is there a seperate order form for the "Stops"? 
How many "S.S. Zipper Stops" come with 2 #8 60" EZ-Xtend Zippers? I need at least 6. Is there a separate order form for the "Stops"? We send two …

How do you attach the "Stop" step by step? I guess each zipper comes with 1 handle so you are supposed to cut it to length then throw away the excess, is that correct? 
General questions about the product. Hi Randy, Yes,that is the idea. Just cut the EZ-Xtend Zipper to length on your boat, after zipping it into place. …

Is the picture above determining whether I have a # 8 or # 10 zipper demonstrating a # 8? It could be either depending on where you start to measure. Thanks.  
Have a couple of broken teeth and cover is too tight on my 2009 310 Searay No photo came through. Start counting in between the teeth. Full teeth inside …

where do I get the zipper stop from?  
I have to cut your ex-xtend zippers to length...where do I get the zipper stops from? They will come with it, along with instructions on how to do. …

I lost the slider on one panel. Can I get a replacement 
zipper slider/pulls are a part of a zipper that can be replaced. They come in metal, plastic and they also come in #10 stainless steel for those who want …

Does the ykk 10v mean that I should order size 10? 
Does the ykk 10v mean that I should order size 10? Hi Rob, Yes ykk 10v stands for vislon. Vislon is the the plastic that ykk makes the teeth out of. …

Does anyone in New Zealand stock your zippers? 
finding a stockist in New Zealand Here is a list of phone numbers for YKK New Zealand. They will tell you directly who the distributors are for marine …

can i order a 20 inch zipper ? how much cost? 
jon.vancleave217@zoomtown.com Hi John, No I don't carry 20" marine zippers. However, it is very easy to cut down a zipper to the right size. Just …

I need an 18 inch ez -extend #8 
Recently purchased ez-xtend boat zipper works great I now would like to get an 18 inch #8 ez-xtend boat zipper. Hi Marvinsax, Glad to hear of your …

There are 16 teeth per inch on this cover. 
I am trying to replace the zipper for a cover to the awning on the boat. There are 16 teech per inch. Will the #8 or #10 work, or neither. thanks …

When I order a quantity of one EZ-Extend zipper is it a pair of them or is it just one? 
Aft isinglass panels tough to zipper to arch on both port and starboard side. The EZ-Xtend zipper is a single unit, sold one at a time. They have …

when i order zippers, do I get both sides 
I have one side but am missing the other Good Question, yes you get both sides!

Zipper lenghts 
My front zippers consists of 2 separate 38" zippers. Can I get by with just 36" zippers now that you have them or am I better off getting the 60" and cutting …

The Zipper pull has popped off do I need to get it fixed before I can use the EZxtend 
Pontoon Boat Cover is So tight that I popped off the Zipper Pull Trying to zip it. How does the EZx tend attach? Will I need to get the puller fixed first? …

Century 2200 CC 2006 
The zipper on my Century 2200 2006 CC is broken. It curves at two corners. Can I replace/repair it with the EZ-Xtend zipper? Hi William, I am going …

If I do one zipper along the top looks like I have to go all the way around and do all the panels so the zippers on the sides would match up , correct ? 
Shrunkin canvas.... You can use just one, but you would then need a pair of Align-a-zips on either side of the panel you lowered. Once the panel is …

Zipper repair? 
I have a 1985 Grady White Sailfish. The isinglass panel on the helm side is torn along the seam. I tried to remove the whole section, but one of the …

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Testimonials

Fantastic Results

"I wanted to thank you for the fantastic results I have with the EZ-Xtend zipper solution you provided for my Sea Ray.

The isinglass had shrunk to the point that installing it was an all-morning job, with some snaps totally unusable due to the material shrinkage. I really was preparing to purchase a complete new canvas set, but hated to spend the money-especially since the canvas is still in excellent shape.

The EZ-Xtend zippers have made the canvas/isinglass installation and removal about a 10 minute job! (and looks great too!) Thanks again for the quick solution and the reasonable cost, I really do appreciate it.
Steve Donovan
Georgia

The Bottom Line

The extend zippers have been a resounding success. Zippers were needed for the starboard stern section of my bimini top, and for both side curtains of my camper canvas. It is a clever design you came up with to increase the width of connectivity between my bimini top and camper canvas sections. I do not know what I would have done otherwise as the camper canvas sections have shown shrinkage over time.
M. Marien
Missouri

Such a Great Idea

I got a chance to install these yesterday and just thought I'd get back to you to let you know that they worked perfectly for me. I couldn't be happier with that simple to install solution to my problem now allowing me to properly and fully enclose my cockpit again. Such a great idea.
J. Reed
British Columbia

Easy to Install

The Ez-xtend zippers were very easy to install---especially with a little lubricant ( which I always apply periodically to zippers)
E.Chesnavich
New Jersey

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"True skill and craftsmanship are rare traits in today's society. When they're held by a person that truly cares about her customers, brings honesty, creativity and passion to her work, you have just described Tammy Hampton. Better known as "The Cover Girl," Tammy has been both a friend, mentor and business partner for nearly twenty years.

I found Tammy by her name tag.... sewn to a sailboat cover, in a nearby marina. The boat cover was fitted with such precision, it clearly stood out from the others. In the years since, Tammy has 'dressed out' at least twenty boats for me. She has yet to meet a challenge for which she could not find a creative and effective solution.

Tammy has become a valuable resource to my Boatbutler business, and she has actually created sort of a "cult" following among my customers. Once they see the quality of her work, the choice is an easy one.

I am still grateful for that little tag on that sailboat cover I found nearly twenty years ago."

Steve Hammond
Owner, Boatbutler Marine Services, Inc.
Alpharetta, Georgia

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