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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Hi All -

I'm getting ready to get my boat on the water within a month, and one thing I think I will replace is the lacing that ties in the trampoline. Replacement of the lacing looks pretty straightforward, but I just wanted to see if there's anything I need to do beyond just replacing the line. Anything I need to know before doing this?

Thanks!

Andrew


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:04 pm 
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What model boat are you working on? (14, 16, etc.)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:21 am 
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MBounds wrote:
What model boat are you working on? (14, 16, etc.)


Right, sorry for leaving that out! I have a 1978 (I believe) 16.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:05 pm 
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The tramps on 16s need to be ultra-tight. If you've got an old trampoline, it may not be up for the job. If there's any sign of grommets pulling out, worn stitching or other problems, get those fixed first.

1) Use a thin (3 to 4 mm), non-stretch line.
2) Pre-bend the sidebars by rigging a the mainsheet to a loop of line that runs around them:
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You can easily get 1" - 2" of prebend in the sidebars this way.
3) Lace the line through loosely tighten only the first grommets on each corner to pull the wrinkles out along the sidebars and front crossbar.
4) Make a tightening pass along the rear lacings, pulling them as tight as you can (working from the corner to the center)
5) Make a tightening pass down the center.
6) Repeat in the rear, then again down the center.
7) Release the mainsheet.

This is guaranteed to get you a tramp that you can bounce a nickel off of.


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