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Old 08-20-2012
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Re: Safety netting for kids

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Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy View Post
Here's a opinon; I just did a 40 footer and if you're going to do it do it right.

That mean weaving the top lifeline threw the netting and using a taught line at the bottom, if that means adding hardware, add hardware.

The use of zipties should only be used when laying it out, not as a final fastener

This 40 footer had a solid SS top rail and I used a guilt stitch and 300 ft of 1/8" black tuna line to secure the netting at the top and 200 SS fasteners and 100 ft of 1/8" white tuna line as a taught line.

So you can make it look fantastic and enhance the look if you choose

Like I said, that was only a opinon
I agree with most of what Poopy said.

We bought ours online I think from Sailnet, though it may have been Defender. Sorry, it has been many years and has long been tossed out. Of interest, I have seen issues with it too (curious if others have) like foulies getting stuck in it or a flopping sail catching in it.

THe best intallation is running the top through the lifeline and having a toe rail that you can connect the rest with.

Brian
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