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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:57 am 
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Try aps, I bought mine from ace and it did not last long

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:28 am 
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PurdueZach wrote:
Where did you buy your shock cord? West Marine has good stuff but the cheapest is $0.77 per foot and that's quite a bit for 70'.

I'm about to go check Lowes, Ace, Home Depot.


Got mine from a rigging specialty shop at $0.35 per foot. Will check my records and get back to you. At $0.77 per foot, I can't blame you for looking for an alternative.

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:11 am 
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I went ahead and bought the blue bungee at West Marine. I'm working on installing it all right now.

Got a little crafty with some splicing:
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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:59 am 
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DavidBell47 wrote:
PurdueZach wrote:
Where did you buy your shock cord? West Marine has good stuff but the cheapest is $0.77 per foot and that's quite a bit for 70'.

I'm about to go check Lowes, Ace, Home Depot.


Got mine from a rigging specialty shop at $0.35 per foot. Will check my records and get back to you. At $0.77 per foot, I can't blame you for looking for an alternative.


The name of the business is Bahia Marine and their info is: 714 Marina Dr Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 799-7444 I think they're closed today (local regatta) but you can try them on Monday. Hope this helps !!! :D

Oops !!! Sorry !!! Guess I'm a little late !!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Saw some decent looking bungee at Lowes of all places.


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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:45 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:56 am 
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Say Zach, How do you like your new trapeze return system ??? Pics please !!! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:50 am 
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I love it! Everyone thinks it looks complicated but really it simplifies things a little bit.

I'll take some pictures tonight after work.

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:44 pm 
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I'm almost embarrassed because it needs a wash. Here are the pictures as promised. I'll snap some more this week when I'm out on the boat and its fully rigged.

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Here are some pictures from my sail tonight
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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:13 pm 
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Zach, How do you like your new system ???

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:17 am 
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DavidBell47 wrote:
Zach, How do you like your new system ???

Its great. I decided that I needed this system right after I installed a new neoprene rail kit; after one sail, the neoprene was a little torn up. This system will save my rail for sure. It should also be helpful when I'm trapped all the way aft on my new footstraps as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:52 pm 
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Having recently upgraded my trapeze return system and discussing it in another thread I thought I'd post my work here as it's slightly different to the two illustrated setups here. What differences my setup is that my trampoline has four grommet holes for a double trapeze setup.

I used 12 metres of 6mm bungee (6 metres per trap), monel rivets, s/s saddles and Ronstan blocks.

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:18 pm 
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That aft trap location will drive you nuts. It'll be constantly in the way.

When the tramps started coming from the factory with two grommets/side for the trap (~2008), the one that was just aft of the shroud always got in the way when you're sitting forward - yours is even further back.

Now the boats only come with one grommet/side - one trap runs through that and the other goes over the rail.


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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Help
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:18 pm 
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To be honest I can't say that it does get in the way or that I notice myself. I like having these fixed points to jump on and reach out from. If I was to move the aft one it easily unclips.

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