These old catamarans are in good shape after years in the sun, but those trampolines just go to pieces.
Here's the tramp before and after some attention from the tool-using ape.
Step 1: Set up your Workspace
Step 2: Take Pictures of How it Was
If your boat has no tramp at all, you can refer to these.
Step 3: Remove the Old Tramp
To save time you could cut the lacings.
I re-used mine, but your tramp will look a whole lot better with new rope.
Step 4: Lacing Strip
This one is cracked and weak so I'm going to wrap it with cloth.
I keep it inside the new cloth so I can lace through the grommets.
Not having to buy and set new grommets is what makes this method so cheap and fast.
I'm fortunate to have a heavy sewing machine handy. As long as I don't hit any grommets with the needle the sewing goes well. When I'm done sewing I slide it back into the extrusion and cut slots through the grommet holes.
It's strong but it looks like crap because it's scrap cloth with crazy sewing and cut threads all over it. Don't worry about that.
As soon as the lacing is on there, the human eye will be mesmerized by the lacing and the cloth will be a blue blur. Have you ever wondered why corsets are so popular? To look at anyway?