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Old 21-08-2012, 18:02   #61
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

Hi all,

We're wanting to put in stainless stern rails as well to store the dingy motor and grill. Does anyone have a good recommendation for someone in Annapolis? We've received one quote for $970. It seems a bit high for adding 4 pieces of straight stainless (top and bottom) but maybe to be expected with them needing to do on the boat?

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Old 21-08-2012, 19:15   #62
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

My Stern rail cost $1345, so your $970 price quote sounds pretty good.
Stainless bending, welding and polishing has never been cheap.

They never seem to want to do the welding on your boat, so that price may be for removal fabrication and re-installation.

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Old 21-03-2013, 00:17   #63
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

I followed the advice of vayacondios and purchased trampoline netting from Australia at Catamaran Trampoline Netting
service was knowledgeable and efficient and I ended up paying about AU$ 250 plus shipping.
as stated before installation takes some patience and what we learned is that it continues to stretch for a long time. we re-adjusted the netting 3 times. so I suggest to fix the netting, leaving about 20 cm on each side on first installation, after a few weeks you will have a trampoline that will be covering the entire area with no spaces on ether side. in my opinion definitely the best 'value for money' option!
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Old 21-03-2013, 00:24   #64
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

When I installed ours, I wet with a hose a couple of times then tightened. After the initial wet tightening I haven't had to adjust it once and it's still tight as a drum. I got blisters however from the rope work!
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Old 21-03-2013, 09:47   #65
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We used the spinaker halyard and winch to tighten ours worked great only tightened once still tight after 1 year.
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Old 21-03-2013, 09:52   #66
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Trampoline tightening tool

Trampoline tightening tool

Make yourself a tapered wood dowel that will jam into the grommet holes and lock the line in place. Also found that an Easy-out works as good or better than a tapered wood dowel . You can get them for a couple of bucks at any hardware store. They are spiraled and grip a lot better than the tapered wood dowel.

A good tensioning tool consisted of a piece of shovel handle with a sawed slot in the bottom end of the handle to grab the line. You can also make a tool out of a PVC pipe and make it into a T handle and just cut a slot in the bottom of the T handle for the line.

Here is how you use these tools - Lace the tramp, as tight as possible by hand. Then I go back over it, starting at the lacing two past the beginning, inserting the slotted end of the tension tool slot over a piece of the lacing then rotating the T handle - the slotted handle twists the line, tightening it. Jam the tapered wooden dowel or Easy-out into the grommet hole closer to the starting point to keep the line tight, then move on to the next lacing. Tighten, jam, tighten, jam, etc. This turns it into a one-person job.

Care needs to be used with the T handle tensioner tool, because you can generate enough pull to pull the grommets out of the material.
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Old 27-06-2013, 14:19   #67
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

Does anyone have a good email address for service / parts at Fountaine Pajot, I would like to order a replacement trampoline.

I've sent a number of emails (6) to alexandre.derche@fountaine-pajot.com and have yet to receive a reply. I've communicated with Alexandre before and I checked with the US agent and confirmed he is still at Fountaine Pajot, but he seems to be ignoring my still polite emails.

I tried copying the generic serviceclient@fountaine-pajot.com (from the website) but still no luck, not too impressive, I'm starting to get a little irked!

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

I tried e-mailing them also with no luck.
Ordered my tramp from
www.multihullnets.com
Do not need it yet, but wanted to have a new one handy.
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Thanks for the info Cotemar.

Out of interest what style tramp did you order?
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

I ordered the Dyneema 1" open net which is almost identical to the FP factory net, but will last longer.
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

Rozzie,

Saw you were (or maybe still are) in Pittwater.

Are you having a break from the far north?

Just about to order the material to replace our tramp on the Orana. Thank for you notes on how to do it.

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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

Does anyone know the length of the lashing line for the trampoline (original) for the Mahe? We're on our second tramp but the lashing that was used is now showing signs of degradation in the Caribbean sun.
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

On the Portside of the bimini, towards the rear, I made an extra hand hold. When walking on the port hull and stepping into the cockpit I felt I could use an extra grip. It works great, it feels al lot more secure there.
BTW it took hours to drill through the steel pipe…

As you can see the previous owner (rabbi) did fit a rigid bimini and lots of solar panels, both I am very happy with.
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

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On the Portside of the bimini, towards the rear, I made an extra hand hold. When walking on the port hull and stepping into the cockpit I felt I could use an extra grip. It works great, it feels al lot more secure there.
BTW it took hours to drill through the steel pipe…

As you can see the previous owner (rabbi) did fit a rigid bimini and lots of solar panels, both I am very happy with.
Hi there
You could have drilled right through the panels and use big washers or a backing plate instead of drilling the stainles steel tubes. These resopal panels are actually very strong.

cheers!
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Wow, that would have been a whole lot easier...
I knew those panels were strong but I didn't guess they were strong enough for something like that. Good to know, thnx
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