Re: Bowline for nets?
Appreciate the link you supplied.
I can readily understand the differance of the cargo netting you
speak of compared to the netting for fishing, shrimping, basket ball
nets (some of these aren't of the 'bowline' knot), volleyball, small
vehicle and even nets that cover specific 18 wheeler loads.
The netting (3/4 & 1" line size) used on some yard toy swing &
slide sets have a netting similiar to the cargo nets you speak of.
--- In email@example.com, "April " <notetoapril@c...> wrote:
> I sure wish we could insert pictures into the group responses. I
> to scan some pictures of the kids making these for a Quartermaster
> for the tall ship Pilgrim. I looked at the site to see if it had
> cargo nets. They are made with one inch manilla type rope. It is
> would have huge holes, most fish would get through! These are used
> primarily to haul huge cargo into the hold of tall ships. We used
> large piece of manila and then wove back and forth the same rope
into a type
> of grid. It was pulled through the intersecting grid areas and
> sections of the same rope was adjacent and spliced into all of the
> periphery. Each intersection had whippings. This way the huge net
> accommodate different objects yet the whole was fairly solid.
> I have never made a thin net. I think in terms of large cargo nets
> can't just "purchase". I can get fish net easily but the cargo
> tedious and there is no other way to make them. Without a good
> spike just trying to unravel the twisted rope to push through will
> skin off. I guess sailors of old had some time on their hands!
> Here is a link to the Pilgrim
> My daughter worked on it her senior year and will do that again for
> break from college. I wish they had pictures of the classrooms on
> where the kids actually use all that stuff.
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