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 Post subject: Tramp lacing question...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:58 am 
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Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:29 pm
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Location: Burlington, VT
Hi folks,

I just bought an '83 H14T and ran into a little trampoline lacing issue. That is to say, I went to relace my tramp after buying to length lines suggested (2 - 15' for aft lacing, 1 - 19' for the center) and came up desperately short in the center, a solid three feet of line. The two aft lines were fine in fact a little longer than necessary.

Now before I go buy some more line. I want to make sure I didn't screw anything up majorly. I've laced it in a zig-zag pattern, pulling tight at each grommit and clamping it down with a vicegrip to assure that I don't lose any tention as I go down. The lacing that I managed to get done is good and tight, as my tramp sounds like a nice drum if you hit it... (Okay maybe that a bit of an exageration but you get my drift).

So, any thoughts on what gives? Any advice on lacing a tramp?


p.s. Anyone out there a Vermonter by any chance? Maybe in the Burlington area? ahh, wishful thinking.

 Post subject: Double grommets?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:41 am 
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Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
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Location: Oceanside, California
Double grommets?

Likely someone has added grommets between the original factory ones?

That would help explain the standard length line being short.

Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Warranty and Technical Support
Hobie Cat USA

 Post subject: double grommets
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:42 am 
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Joined: Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:30 pm
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Location: San Antonio, TX
Yeah my two used tramp sets each had extra grommets between the factory grommets, and i think i used around 31 to 33' of line for the lacing

on one set it was obvious because the new grommets were smaller in diameter.

Peter Scranton
'14 Tandem Island "Awesome"
'03 Windrider Rave "Menage a Trois"

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:08 pm 
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Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:51 pm
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Location: NW Ohio
I had the exact same problem on my 16. It ended up taking exactly 25 feet of line to do it.

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