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Old 10-23-2013
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Thread Thread: Trimaran Trampolines and UV Resistant Thread

I sail an Elan 7.7 folding trimaran which is twelve years old. It has trampolines which are used for moving about the boat. Their integrity is important for safety reasons. The tramps are not easy to remove and stay on the boat when it is stored.

About four years ago, there were some tears on the edges. I took them off. I asked the sail person if there were any thread particularly resistant to UV and other damage. I was told no so the job was done with what I guess is regular sail thread.

Well now four years later, that thread is rotted and the tramps need sewing again. They are in good shape but for the thread.

My questions:
Anyone ever use any premium thread like Tenara? Extra cost?Results?
Tenara Lifetime Thread - UV Stable Rot Resistant Outdoor Thread - Tenara
Can you visually tell that the premium thread was used or must you rely on the honesty of the sail loft?

I really do not want to do this job again in a few years and I need to rely on the integrity of the tramps when sailing the boat mostly alone.
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