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Old 08-09-2014, 21:21   #16
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Re: Lifeline Netting

Thanks for all of the replies everyone. I think another problem I had was that I started with the bow, which has an angled stanchion. I am going to try the other side of the boat starting from the aft stanchion which is vertical and should provide a better starting point.
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Old 18-09-2014, 13:21   #17
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Re: Lifeline Netting

Finally ended up purchasing a hot knife from Lowe's for about $30, compared to the hot knife Sailrite sells on their website for over $100. Installation took a few days because I had to go back and start over after a few mistakes were made. A project I am happy to be done with.





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Old 21-09-2014, 20:10   #18
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Re: Lifeline Netting

If you have a commercial fishing supplier or net loft nearby, ask them for net mending twine and a mending needle - something around 4" stretched mesh would work. Then tie each mesh of your webbing to the life line and whatever deck level line or system you use with rolling hitches - net mending style. Once you get used to measuring the proper diamond weave distance of each mesh you can fly along the life line tying it all together. It's a lot of fun once you get the hang of it.

Also, buy the webbing from a net loft, not west marine- you will get really durable webbing and not have to worry about poorly made mesh unraveling. There is no reason for webbing to unravel or to melt end together, when cut, if made properly!

Two or three internet connections on the west coast are:

fisheries Supply seattle

LFS (lummi fisheries supply) Bellingham

And maybe Redden Net is still in business.

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Old 22-09-2014, 10:49   #19
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Re: Lifeline Netting

Good looking boat, Ddabs.

I like the canvas on the stern, also. This netting/canvas combo is something we are considering. Did you sew the canvas yourself? I am curious, because I would probably attempt to sew ours myself, and it seems pretty straight-forward (depending on your stern set-up) Any tips/pointers for the canvas? What did you use to attach it to the lifelines?
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Old 22-09-2014, 13:43   #20
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Thanks Liunatic!

The canvas is just a piece of Sunbrella that I measured and had cut by a sail company in town. I subtracted about an inch from the measured sides so it didn't come close to overlapping the area I wanted covered. You could easily sew it yourself I would think. I do not know how to sew and I had grommets put in the edge of the canvas. It is attached to the lifelines and stanchions with small line and knotted.


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