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Saw a suggestion in Forum that you could substitute caravan rope track instead of the antiquated way of securing the trampoline with a rivited piece of aluminium strip. After awhile the rivets corrode, the hulls start to leak where the rivets have pulled loose, and the whole thing is a mess. For $25 for rope track, and a bit of fibreglass, I have toatally fixed the leaking hulls, and forever have securely fixed the tramp. Looks neat as well.

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hi Rich,

If you remove the original flat alloy strip,holding the tramp in place, then do any neccessary repairs to the hulls, you can pop rivet the new tramp track to the hull, making sure that you drill the rivet holes in a different area, also ensuring that the alloy strip under (inside) the hull is still there and not corroded away.

If you contact the Brisbane Catamaran Centre, Ph 07 32714944, and talk to the guys there , you will get the right advice, and they can also supply the track,and the correct length and dia rivets etc .

Well worth the effort to do this job if your hull is breaking away in this area.

pete smile.gif

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If you use the aly strip as a template to drill the replacement track you wont have to drill new holes into the hull. Use a fine parallel punch to knock the old rivet tails into the hull before drilling the rivets out, only use ally rivets into the glass hull (Monel or stainless, will crack the glass and cause further leaks). I have done 6-7 this way with no problems.Good luck, ring if more info req. Darcy (02)43591729

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