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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:35 pm 
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What material are the Hobie tramps made from?
Is it used on other Hobie sailing craft?
Can this be purchased in lengths/rolls?
Is there an OEM equivalent that will match the existing AI/TI tramps?

Super-secret project underway... :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:41 am 
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It's a material used in awnings. Phifertex. We have used it on catamaran trampolines... forever. We don't sell it as a raw material.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:55 pm 
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Thanks Matt. We have located it.

Do you know if it is the 70% or 90% shade version?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:49 am 
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The black is part number T54X049560 19 X 19 X04-BLACK if that helps.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:40 pm 
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19X19 may be an custom Phifertex industrial product cuz I don't see it out there.

The 90% shade Phifertex X04 Plus (3007165) is a much tighter 42 x 12 mesh weave designed for slings.

The standard Phifertex X04 70% shade (3006894) is a 17x11 weave and probably the equivalent, judging by the look of my tramps.

Thank you. We'll try to adapt a set of stock Hobie tramps but if that don't work, we'll ask around for Phifertex.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:12 pm 
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It will be interesting to see what you are working on. The Hobie tramps don't look like they are sown but bonded/heat pressed.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:56 am 
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It appears they are triple folded and heat sealed.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:48 am 
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We received sample material from sailrite this week.

The 70% shade cloth is way too thin and porous. The 90% (plus) is about the same thickness as Hobies but a different, finer weave.

I would definitely recommend the 90% cloth for making custom tramps or repairing the Hobie models, even if it is not a perfect match.

The 70% might be a suitable material for spray skirts.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:04 am 
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Hi Nohuhu, I´ve made a spray skirts with the 70% phifertex and it doesn´t work properly because is too porous...

I´m going to try with a double layrs...and we will see if it works...


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80% shadecloth for a Sprayskirt is about as perfect as you can get, and much cheaper.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:02 am 
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I made my TI trampolines with mesh from Sailrite
Very strong durable and inexpensive polypropilene 74" wide sold by the linear yard item #5624 only in black
the thread to use is V-92 Item # 100071 strong and UV resistant
I made a set of tramps for my old larger Tri and they lasted for ever, still in good shape when I sold the boat.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:03 pm 
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Thanks for adding to the knowlegebase GIl.

This will save others loads of time.

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