Originally Posted by Jimbo485
Dont leave us in suspense with your last post, please! What was the system the Kiwi showed you to attach the tramp. On our last windward bash, we had both tramps half torn off from slamming through waves - water pressure upwards as bows went through and down.
I, too, woulld like to know the Kiwi's technique. When sailing from Florida
last year, I had one of my tramps half hanging in the water by the time I got through the Mona Passage and into the BVI's last winter. I replaced the line and simply "rethreaded" it through the tramp slides as it had been done originally. I'm certainly open to a better, more secure, method - please describe what you learned.
In my case, when faced with the dangling tramp, I actually replaced all the trampoline slides as they had endured 5 years of exposure to Caribbean
sun and several were breaking under load. I then retied both tramps with new line. It was a time consuming job while at anchor
but I would be prepared to retie again if I thought I could get better (ie stronger) performance out of them.
I guess my next trampoline job will be to replace the tramp itself as its five year life is now resulting in fraying along the edges of the tramp fabric
. And then I will have to decide if I will change to rope
rather than replace it with the existing "strapping" style.