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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:52 pm 
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I rigged up my Treadwell Topper tent on the tramp of my 21SE today and re-waterproofed the fabric. The tent is designed to fit a Hobie 16 but works on other catamarans too. The tent floor unzips and wraps around the underside of the tramp on a 16. On the 21SE it lays on top of the tramp.The boom runs through the top of the tent held up by the main halyard. The tent is sizable (8'X 7') and well vented with doors on both ends.

Has anyone else ever use one of these tents?

Or built one of their own?

Or just use a good dome style tent on your tramp?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:53 am 
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Hi Bill,

I am also interested in finding out further info on this topic.
Guess you may have seen these, looks interesting:
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:54 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:09 pm 
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Here is my tent setup on one of my Hobie 16 tramps. This tent uses the tramp as the floor with the tent floor actually hangs below the tramp to be more bug proof. It put the tramp inside sort of an envelop. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:10 pm 
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Excuse my ignorance, but you're not sleeping out in the middle of a lake, are you? So why not just set up the tent on shore? (Really, I'm not a troll, I'm curious.)
And what do you do with the sail? (oh, never mind, I just looked at the first photo again. I like that. I sometimes end up motoring in with my Getaway, and the sail covers the whole tramp. I think I'll try that, especially since I have a forward tramp to walk on.)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:53 pm 
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That is pretty cool Bill. I see what you meant on the phone that it would be pretty easy to reproduce the design. With a sewing machine, some zippers, and some waterproof tent fabric.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:01 pm 
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Pretty cool! Way more sophisticated than the blue tarp over the boom we used to use when camping at Frisco Woods 20 or 25 years ago!
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 11:29 pm 
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Bill that is very cool. Quick google didn't turn up much, is the treadwell topper a vintage item or are they available some where? I was thinking about making something like that, would love to hear more about it.

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Nice Pic of Avila Beach!!!!!!!

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The Hobie Hilton, 1973 Advert.
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