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Old 21-05-2010, 16:55   #1
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Track for Mounting Trampoline

I'm looking for a strong track to mount my new trampoline onto my hull. 1 side only and have not been able to find the c-track i'm after. Lots with the bolt rope type system but not any that fit the flat slides.....anyone know where I can find something in the Caribbean or the USA?
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Old 21-05-2010, 17:43   #2
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What your looking for is called T Track is is available pretty much everywhere.

T-Track and T-Track Accessories

Here is an example of some I have in my wood shop bench...Mines even anodized red if you want to get fancy.
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Still raining...looking for something a little heavier duty and with a backing plate for a big tramp to go through big waves...
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You are looking for a track that can hold a 22 mm track slide, these are readily available in most of the world, just look at the internet and look for aluminum tracks.
We use nylon track slides with a stainless insert these are 22 mm wide .

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Old 22-05-2010, 13:47   #5
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Gideon...been looking man....I wish it was that easy...... Cold beer for whoever finds it and puts a link!
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The only way I can help you is by sending it from South Africa , we have track manufactured in 6082 aluminum seawater corrosion resistant and after drilling all the holes we have it hard coated anodized ? the cost of the track is minimal but shipping it is another story.

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Fastcat...thanks mate. My boat is south african...would have loved some home built aluminum on her!
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What is the length of the track you need ? and can it be split in 2 sections ?

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Still raining...looking for something a little heavier duty and with a backing plate for a big tramp to go through big waves...

I was just showing you an example... and that's what i had handy to take a picture of.

Here you go...again. easy to find just about everywhere.

Schaefer 1-1/4 inch T-Track - Black
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this is what I used

multihullnets, attach, attach
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Pwratch, thanks mate. thats the one I finally went with too. How is your's holding up ?
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They've worked well. Bit of a pain to drill all the holes (make a jig and use a drill press). Then use the track as a template to drill holes in the hull. Worth the time and effort to drill holes in hull to size, then drill oversize and cast fill w/ epoxy, then drill to size to form a sealed anulus ring around the fastener. These fittings are all under load and WILL LEAK. Oversize backing washers also good idea. Having said all that (in case you've not done your installation yet) I have to say that, were I doing it today, I'd look for/figure out a non-metallic, synthetic solution to the whole thing. Epoxy-embedded Dyneema loops or something like that. Not going to tear mine off though!
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A common method these days is to glass pvc pipe to the hull then cut wedges in it. A rod is then threaded through the pipe and the tramp attached to the rod where it is exposed. I used a similar method on my boat but instead of pvc I laid up U-shaped fiberglass half-tubes then glassed over these with 2 layers of 1708. It is rock-solid and the whole thing, including fairing, took about 3-4 days if I recall.

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A common method these days is to glass pvc pipe to the hull then cut wedges in it. A rod is then threaded through the pipe and the tramp attached to the rod where it is exposed.
That's how mine is done, too. Works well and looks good. We did have trouble when we tried to use pulltruded batten stock instead of rod. We cut ~2" bites out of the tube which makes for a nice, easy to tie, chafe free lashing connection but does require a fairly strong rod to take the loads. Depending on lashing style one might get away with smaller cuts which would support the rod better...

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