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 Post subject: Tramp Removal?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:09 pm 
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I have inherited a damaged 1981 Hobie 16 that had been flipped over onto a dock in a storm. There is a 12" tear in the front of the tramp just behind the starboard side of the forward crossbar. (Yeah, the mast was broke too.) Anyway I want to remove the tramp to get it repaird but there is no opening in the sidebar track to get the bead of the tramp off the sidebar. Do I have to take that side of the frame off the hull and remove the sidebar from the frame to remove the tramp?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:40 pm 
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should be up front just before the casting.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:02 pm 
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If it is not there look at the aft end of the frame. Someone might hve put it on backwards.

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 Post subject: Tramp Removal?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:38 am 
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I'm new at this but I'll try to show some pics of the tramp frame. I put two pics up at: http://mysite.verizon.net/skating.rienks/hobie.htm. You should be able to see what I'm trying to describe--there are no openings in the sidebars to allow the tramp to be removed. I found a guy on Ebay with a tramp for sale and I asked him how he was going to remove it and he told me the same thing you guys are saying--slide the bead out through the flare in the sidebar groove. But, there are none on my boat. I guess I'll have to disassemble that side of the frame. :cry:


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 Post subject: Tramp Removal?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:42 am 
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The html link for the pics included the period so it didn't work. This will work:

http://mysite.verizon.net/skating.rienks/hobie.htm


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 Post subject: The opening is there
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:10 am 
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The opening is there. It is a flair in the track.

Unlace the tramp. Pull it out of the forward crossbar. Push it into the groove in the side bar to get it un-stuck. Sometimes they get wedged a bit. Use a big flat blade screw driver and a mallet. Work the length of the track tapping the rope straight into the sidebar. Once there you can slide the tramp aft about 6 inches then the slot will be more visible up front. Pull the front through the slot and slide the tramp forward and out through the slot.

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 Post subject: Tramp Removal?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:03 pm 
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Thanks Guys--it worked like a charm. I did have to remove the screws that hold the jib sheet cleat though. They went through the tube into the tramp bead. I think it is the original tramp and it came out quite easily once I realized how small the flare was at the front of the side bar.
Thanks again---this is a great forum! I search through it frequently when I need help.


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