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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:03 pm 
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I have a couple of small tears on the trampoline of my 2007 Getaway. Seems that the previous owner improperly laced the tramp and the cord made some cuts.

How can I repair them before the damage gets worse?? I was thinking of adding small strips of material in the pockets and then heat welding them in place...does this make sense?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:49 pm 
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Since the fabric is woven you could likely find some acceptable patch material and stitch it on using high-tensile thread. Spectra fishing line is available in up to 250# test and a variety of colors. I also recommend the Speedy Stitcher!

http://www.rei.com/product/602118/speedy-stitcher-sewing-awl

This is assuming that you don't mind removing the tramp for repair and reinstalling... I don't know about heat welding.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:12 am 
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I never used it on the hobie but i use spectra when i need to sew anything that needs strength. I do WWII re-enactment and I have used it to sew up my HBT uniforms, Rips and tears in tents, and even to sew in a zipper in my fishing boat canvas. Your repair will last longer than the rest of your tramp for sure.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:26 am 
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Damnit...even when properly laced....the cord is still slipping over and cutting into the tramp. Is it too loose? I thought about adding some fibre/rubber washers along the rod to prevent this from happening.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:38 am 
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You could just cut a larger "V".

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:45 am 
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lol...yes, that could work too!!! When cut, do I have to seal the edges to prevent fraying??


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:25 pm 
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I'd guess that we don't, but you could try for good measure. Test on the part you cut off. Fibers are molded into the vinyl, so should not need it.

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