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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:02 am 
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I had the good folks over at multihullnets.com cut and finish a 13mm open mesh net to replace the stock front trampoline on my Getaway. I attached the net to the boat using about 36 5/16" sail slugs. I'm very pleased with the fit and finish:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:19 pm 
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Nice job.

I did something similar for the tramps on my old F24 (I hate boltropes). I mention it because those nylon slugs "may" fail when someone steps near them. Not a big deal, but over time I replaced my nylon slugs with (more expensive) Allslip slugs that didn't break. I think that they lasted longer because the slugs are longer in the track.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:19 am 
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I hear what you're saying with regard to the sail slugs. I went with the 50 cent ones for now, but $1.50 each won't break the bank. I broke one early on in the tensioning process at the rear crossbar when I but a large, point load on it, mostly because the load pulls in a direction that's not in line with the track and slug. I'm much more comfortable with it now that the load is distributed evenly. I walked around the tramp myself and made sure to test a point load near the edges. Even at the edges the tramp distributes the load across itself.

We'll see how it all holds up...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:05 am 
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How much was the net?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:20 pm 
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Multihull publishes the cost of the net on their website. The one I chose was $100/square meter. Altogether, with the finished net, lashing lines, and shipping, and sail slugs, it was about $350.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:25 pm 
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I thought I was going to use the fiberglass rod for the front of the trampoline, like the stock net uses, but it didn't really work with the net. So if I was going to do it again, I'd change the dimension by an inch or two in the front to back direction. But as it is, I'm sure it'll be fine. Here's a link to the measurements I took (x=65") in case anyone else wants to save themselves the trouble:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2uhz42kdnya5j ... m.pdf?dl=0


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:16 pm 
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I admit, I'm cheap and like to do stuff on my boats. So I bought trampoline fabric from sailrite at $65 a yard-you only need about a yard and a half. Then if you have a grommet setter, you can put grommets everywhere and then attach the slugs with zip ties--leaving several for line so you can tighten the tramp first. If you have a heavy duty sewing machine you could sew tabs for the slugs (but you better get the dimensions right!). When I did this on my old boat I confess I did sew a length of reinforcing fabric along the edges before I set the grommets--that "holey" trampoline fabric didn't look like it would survive if I just set grommets.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:27 pm 
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I just noticed that my front trampoline is falling apart.
I really liked what you did.
I went to their website but I still can’t figure out what is the material and type you selected.
They offered Getaway front tramp but it is out of stock and the price is $450.
Not quite sure if I understand the measurement either. Is X=65 or 68”? what is Y?
Can you elaborate some more?
Is there a person you can recommend I can talk to in multihullnets.com?
Can I just copy your order?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:59 am 
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Hi Cesar,

Multihull nets is somehow the same outfit as ATNInc. Here's the page with the net selections and measuring chart:

http://www.atninc.com/atn-multihull-net ... ment.shtml

The dimensions I used are:

AB = 72.75"
AC = BD = 92"
AD = BC = 62"
DC = 63.75"
X = 65"
Y = 0.75"
Z = 0"

See my note above about the X dimension. If I were to do it again, I'd make X = 66".

I worked with the owner Etienne (A-T-N, get it?) Giroire. He also supplied the lashing lines (pre-cut), but I got the sail slugs from http://www.sailrite.com/.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:03 am 
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That tramp material is very soft and comfortable on your tramps. The stuff that they sell at sailrite is heavier and slick when wet, but it comes in 71" width which is about perfect (71 versus 72.5). You would need 2 yards for the 66" and have some left over. 2 yards is $124. Then you would need to edge it and set grommets, then lace and attach to slugs. But half the cost...but I do want to caution you that the heavy duty tramp material is slick when wet--I ended up running some cord through the material to give some footing on my trimaran. But it lasted forever.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:06 pm 
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Great info, thank you.
I guess because of French summer vacation schedule this is going to be my next year project.
5 weeks... I wish I had that.
Did you think about lacing it like this?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:44 am 
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Nice boat!

I laced as recommended and using the lines supplied by Etienne at ATNInc.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:38 am 
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Can you update me how the trampoline held up during first season?
thank you,

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:52 pm 
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I took a dive and installed the new tramp like this one in May.
Looks awesome. It is much thicker and looks more durable compare to original one.
I ordered 1" longer as recommended.
It is the hottest topic on the beach :D
I had to practice proper knots but the end result is extremely impressive.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:26 pm 
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I'm usually a Hobie cheerleader. I think they did an excellent job with the Getaway. My one gripe is the forward tramp. I bought a 2007 Getaway in 2012 and had to replace the forward tramp almost immediately at $700. It's 5 Years later and I was faced with replacing it again. I simply can't afford to spend $700 every 5 years on the forward tramp. I bought one from Tampa Catamarans for around $200 and am very happy with it. It isn't as open weave as the Hobie tramp is but for me that isn't a problem. It is much heavier and I believe will last a lot longer. I believe Slo Sail and Canvas also makes one. I wish Hobie could come up with another supplier that could make the forward tramp at a more reasonable price. I would prefer to buy from Hobie but there are limits.

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