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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:25 pm 
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i have a 17 that has a tamp w/welded seams, but no foot straps.

that's kind of a problem 'cause until I get the wings fixed it'll be hard to heel out w/o straps!

IF it is a factory tramp... and I ADD homemade straps... is that class legal ?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:38 pm 
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There are no hiking straps on the stock Hobie 17 tramp.

In the Hobie 17 Class Rules:
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6.4 Hiking straps may be added to the trampoline or aluminium crossbars.

So, you're OK to add the straps.

I can't imagine sailing the 17 without the wings, though. Talk about a low, wet ride!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:45 pm 
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Got to agree with Mbounds, it would be beyond wet. Couldn't imagine being out there without my wings unless it was really calm.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:20 pm 
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I have DiKane foot straps on my wings screwed to the tubing,and I think you would be better off sewing a web fabric on the wing tramp fabric at the outside tubing location.Make your foot straps by leaving a "pocket" to fit your foot with wet suit booties on.My have weathered poorly and are pricey too.They are 20 years old too.I have 3 per side,one for each trapeze I have.Only one foot needs to be in that pocket and the other floating as needed for balance.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:39 am 
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great, thanks for the replies.

i'll have to put straps on the tramp so I can go on test sails until I figure out how to get the wings repaired...

In reality, I hope to be trapped out the entire time! :D

(one wing is bent/crimped pretty well and has a gash/opening at the bend)


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