Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:24 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: hiking straps
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 6:18 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2003 7:21 pm
Posts: 878
Location: Thunder Bay,On
where can I buy new hiking straps for my hobie 16.I don,t see them in the parts cataloge


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:35 am 
Offline
Hobie Approved Guru

Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:11 pm
Posts: 4498
Location: Detroit, MI
Hiking straps are sewn to the trampoline, so technically, they're not a separate part.

If you want to replace the straps with something close to original, take the tramps to a canvas shop and have them sew on new webbing (you can order UV resistant, polyester webbing from most sailing supply houses [West Marine]). A nice trick they do on new tramps is to put a 1/2 twist in the webbing on each "bay" of the strap. Makes the strap stand up a bit so your foot slides in easier.

Or, you can get a grommet kit, put the grommets in yourself and run line / padding or webbing though them to make your own straps.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 8:47 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2004 12:36 pm
Posts: 35
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
On my older 16 the hiking straps were gone when I bought it. My son and I used a grommet kit and some soft, thick, braided rope to weave thru the tramp with a knot at both ends. The rope seems to have stretched a bit but that is easily remedied by re-tying the knot with less slack. It works pretty well, and was easy and inexpensive to do. Took us maybe 1 1/2 hours to do and less than $20. Just make sure you have the right size grommets to fit the rope, and that you have the "good side" of the grommet on the top of the tramp. Good luck with it!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 6:09 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:25 pm
Posts: 9
I cut a couple of matching seatbelts out of a car at my local auto salvage yard (I paid for them - $5 I think) and had a tailor sew them on. They turned out great and I think the seat belt material will last longer than the original ones. It remians to be seen, but they still look great after a year.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot] and 3 guests


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