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 Post subject: new tramp
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:47 am 
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i noticed that on my main tramp that the seam just in back of the center grommets is splitting...is there a patch or do i have to get a whole new tramp? i i have to get a new one, is there anything cheaper than the ones on the Hobie site ($465)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:29 am 
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You may be able to get decent patch sewn on the tramp to extend it's life for a while.

While there are cheaper tramps than the Hobie brand, I tend to discourage people from buying them as they do not last anywhere near as long or through any comperable abuse. I have had two Hobies that were over 20 years old when I bought them. They both had original tramps and they were both in great shape. I replace my H18 tramp this season and it was 24 years old.

Also, if you plan on racing you will need a Hobie tramp to be class legal.

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 Post subject: Repair
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:48 am 
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Take the tramp to a sail loft or possibly an upholstery shop. They can sewn a patch.

If the heat weld seam is letting go, contact a dealer and request a warranty replacement. On an old tramp (out of warranty) we can get a highly discounted one for you if a defect is present.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:56 pm 
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its tearing at almost every grommet along the centerline


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:29 am 
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Sounds like some one might have laced the tramp to tight. I've laced a friends tramp with bungee cord. It seems to help distribute the load more evenly when pressure if applied near a gromet putting the load on several rather than just one gromet.

Perhaps that might help your tramp out. Falling onto a bungeed tramp is more fun as well. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:02 pm 
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I have the same problem with my tramp.

Is it possible mine is too tight too. I did not use any tools and just tightened it by hand. How tight is too tight?

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 Post subject: Grommets
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:59 pm 
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If the tramp material (that is doubled over at the grommets) is seperating, the weld is bad. We can replace those if within warranty or offer an adjusted cost if older.

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mine is a 2001, what is the adjusted cost ??

matt@scicom-inc.com


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 Post subject: 2001 Trampoline
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:04 pm 
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I would offer a 20% discount on a new trampoline for a boat that is 5-6 years old.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:39 am 
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thanks matt, i'll compare that cost to what a sailmaker would charge me to patch it....my jib also tore, so that might be the next big purchase..


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