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Excellent. So, were would you NOT put the netting? At the bowsprit ... Anywhere else? I keep on a mooring so I figure I'll need a holes by my forward chocks.
Often, the lifelines run through the top of the netting and a light line is run through the bottom of the netting. This line can be secured to the deck with very small stainless eye straps along the deck inside of the toe rail. Around the chocks, you just wrap the line around and through the next to bottom rung of the netting and then back down. This allows you to access your chocks or deck cleats.
Having said that, I hate lifeline netting. It won't interfere with your lines, but it does get in the way of everything else. Unless you have a small animal or child, I wouldn't consider it. Even then, tie the kids down and see rough weather as an opportunity to be rid of the small animals. ;-)
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