When installing for the first time and tightening one of the stern straps, the snap buckle male end snapped/broke. I can easily replace locally, but must say that the snap buckles are too small/weak. I have sturdier snap buckles on my life jacket! If the manufacturer of the cover(Carver) makes and supplies the Tie Down Kit, they need to beef up the snap buckles. If they, or iboats, goes to a supplier, they need to get their supplier to change the snap buckles to stronger ones. I would really appreciate finding out who makes the Tie Down Kit, what the supply chain is from them to me, the customer, and what the maker is going to do about it for future customers. Please acknowledge receipt by e-mail and say what action this report will generate and confirm I'll get a full report of same. Thanks, Bill.