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Postby Cathyalan » Tue May 31, 2011 8:28 am

We have a significant tear at the forward end of the starboard tramp.
Any suggestions?

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Postby Dan » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:18 am

Cathyalan wrote:We have a significant tear at the forward end of the starboard tramp.
Any suggestions?

Alan

Use sail repair tape on both sides, and then stitch over the sail tape to reinforce the torn area and help keep the tape in place.

However, it really matters on how or why the trampoline tore. If it was because the trampoline was caught or snagged, then this type of repair should be pretty good. However, it it was because the material was weakened due to UV-degradation, then even if you repair it, it will likely tear out in another place shortly and should be replaced.

You can get replacement trampolines to fit the Telstar 28 at HERE. However, I don't know what the pricing and availability is like.
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Postby Cathyalan » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:31 pm

Thanks Dan.

We got a hold of the company that made the original tramps and they sent us a couple of 3x3 pieces and we found a local sewing/marine repair outfit that will sew in a patch. We discovered the nut end bolts under the forward arm cover had a couple of burrs...I'm sure this caused the problem. Original owner evidently neglected to care about it. He was severely maintenance challenged.

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Postby Dan » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:27 am

Happy to help. Given that it was likely caused by the bolt end, a patch should work nicely. You should be able to do this repair yourself fairly easily using an awl, like the SpeedyStitcher. Using a herringbone stitch to close the original tear and then putting a patch on both sides and sewing it with a couple rows of zig-zag stitches should do very nicely. Don't forget to fold the ends of the patches under so you get a nice, clean edge that won't fray or unravel.
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