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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:05 pm 
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For the second time now since Ive had the boat (a few weeks) the trampoline is starting to sag near the rear. The last time I tightened it I gained about 6" of rope.

I have a tool that is basically vice grips with rubber jaws.. Im thinking of pulling the rope as tight as I can at each eye, clamping it, then pulling it as tight as I can at the next eye, moving the clamp to that eye, and so on all the way down.

I know I can make it MUCH MUCH tighter this way, my concern is, can I tighten it too much?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:55 am 
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I think you've just described the "standard procedure" for tightening the tramp. Some people use tapered dowels jammed through the eyelets rather than clamps, but I think your rubberized vise grips would be great for the task.

Another trick I had read about for other cats, which I just used on mine: put it on the trailer and use straps around the whole boat to pull the hulls together, then tighten the laces. Now I can easily bounce a quarter on the tramp!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:44 am 
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Too tight? You can distort the hull or tear grommets. Be careful when loading up each grommet.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:08 pm 
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I wonder why nobody (3rd party or Hobie) Makes a SOLID "tramp" I.E. a solid deck made of fiberglass or something to that effect that can be fitted to the wave. For folks who have not intention of regularly taking apart the boat.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:27 am 
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Would be heavy and hard on the knees I'd think!

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