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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 10:49 am 
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I have a choice, try and repair this tear or replace the tramp. If I repair, then I can order new sails from Whirlwind.

How do I repair the tramp in this area? Starboard rear corner.

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:16 am 
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Hmmm maybe take it to a specialist with a heavy duty machine and have some seatbelt webbing sewn in? Alternatively, for more of a short term fix, install grommets on each side and wrap some thin non-stretch line through the grommets to keep the hole from growing.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:23 am 
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Webbing or dacron sail cloth patches on top and bottom with the tramp sandwiched in between. Either hand stitch (zig zag) or find someone with a decent sewing machine. That's about the only way I can think to repair it. I've done grommet repairs by hand stitching webbing to the tramp and they've held up fine, just takes a while.

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 1:55 pm 
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I think I will go with the grommet repair; that way I can buy new sails this year, and then go with a new tramp next year.

I am leaning towards Whirlwind Square top SuperR, and a bias tramp from SLO - any opinions?

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 7:16 am 
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snowsail wrote:
I think I will go with the grommet repair; that way I can buy new sails this year, and then go with a new tramp next year.

I am leaning towards Whirlwind Square top SuperR, and a bias tramp from SLO - any opinions?

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Personally, I'm not sold on the bias cut tramps. My buddy has a mesh Slo tramp on his H18 and it's well-made, but he went with the standard cut, not the bias cut. The center lacing is critical in ensuring a tight tramp in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 7:23 am 
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Good to know, I was leaning toward bias but maybe I will rethink that one.

Today I have a friend who is going to install the grommets on the tramp.

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 12:24 pm 
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snowsail wrote:
I am leaning towards Whirlwind Square top SuperR, and a bias tramp from SLO - any opinions?


This is what I have on my H17. I am happy with both and the wife now preferes sivler-gray Pentex over a colored sail.

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 6:53 pm 
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I love my custom square top Pentex from Chip at Whirlwind, although I had to re-learn how to sail
as my old mylars were over 20 years old and blown out.

Email me off line and I'll send you pictures....next week.

Tramp - go OEM for tightness, (or get used) and go SloSail for price.

Repair, I made a sandwich of some sailcloth (dacron) with epoxy in the middle at those weak points.
So far, so good.

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