Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:57 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:20 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:12 am
Posts: 31
Lots of questions...

Considering getting a new tramp. My 88 turbo has the original vinyl light blue one. I have double grommets across the back and down the center (it's tight!)

The hiking straps are tearing out and the whole thing is looking pretty sad. When I pull it off to have the straps sewn, it may not survive the operation, it might just crack and crumble.

I've never sailed a 14 with a mesh tramp, any opinions? Does the water really splash up from underneath? Is it slippery?
A new vinyl light blue one would be a no-brainer, but I'm pretty sure my only choice in vinyl is white. And that seems boring. Plus it would show the dirt.

Are the hiking straps on new Hobie tramps installed with a twist in them so you can peg your feet under them?
Anyone tried using the Bravo pads on the straps? Would that work? How long are those bravo pads?

Finally aftermarket, the price is tempting, anyone using one?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:19 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 8617
Location: Oceanside, California
hobie88 wrote:
Are the hiking straps on new Hobie tramps installed with a twist in them so you can peg your feet under them?


Yes.

Quote:
14 with a mesh tramp, any opinions? Does the water really splash up from underneath? Is it slippery?


Hobie mesh is great! Same vinyl material, so same slip factors apply. Scrub a new tramp with an abrasive cleanser. The 14 is wet. You wouldn't really notice a difference and water drains right through.

_________________
Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Hobie Cat USA


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:59 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:58 am
Posts: 561
Location: Knoxville, TN
When I replaced my old vinyl tramp on my Hobie 14 last summer, I went with a Hobie-built mesh tramp. Glad I did. It's total quality, there's not a stronger, better built tramp anywhere. I helped a guy install a new aftermarket tramp a couple of years ago and it was junk. At least with trampolines and sails, you get what you pay for. With the mesh, you'll appreciate the water draining back through without making puddles.

_________________
Mark Van Doren
Division 9 Chairman
H16 #112205 (Richard Petty Signature Edition)
H14 #47787
H20 #647 (sold)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:45 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:12 am
Posts: 31
Thanks for the feedback, I'm sold on the Hobie mesh.

I just need to decide between black and turquoise...

Had a chance to compare the turquoise mesh on a Getaway with an aftermarket black mesh. The Hobie mesh is not slippery at all and the quality is outstanding.

The aftermarket was slippery, just as I remember it being. Plus all the seams are sewn instead of heat sealed.
The turquoise color is more blue than I expected, pretty close to my old light blue one.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:37 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:16 pm
Posts: 3
Location: N. Florida
I'm impressed with the praises given to mesh for comfort, but does it have an endurance track record? The heat sealed vinyl on my 16 lasted 24 yrs. :?:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:46 pm 
Offline
Hobie Approved Guru

Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:11 pm
Posts: 4506
Location: Detroit, MI
The mesh is made of the same material and heat welded as well. It should have a similar life span.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:22 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:13 am
Posts: 604
Location: Nepean S.C. Ottawa, Canada
My SX18 mesh tramps (original from 1989) are just starting to go...... at one spot....
can't complain about Hobie quality!

_________________
1989 Hobie SX18 Sail # 1947
'Only two things are infinite, the universe, and human stupidity. But I'm not sure about the former.'


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group