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Tramp lacing and tension


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On my Maricat I use what I guess could be a carpet stitch.  Up to the grommet, straight back then along to the next one, up and straight back.  There's less distance and the pull is directly back and not at an angle.

I then use a crowbar to get the tension right - that's the hard part but the tighter it is the stronger the platform.

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Up to the grommet, straight back then along to the next one, up and straight back. Get that as tight as you can and tie it off. Then go back (can be with a separate rope) and pull the vertical lines together (see attached photo). It really tightens it up well, as you can get a lot of leverage.

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On Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Blackhawke said:

Also any tips on tensioning rope? 

Park it in the sun on a hot day.... then tension it...... leave it for an hour....

Hose it down with cold water and let it dry and then get hot again..... re tension it again.

Should come up as tight as a drum 

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