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Securing safety netting

I installed netting around my boat last year and used some 1/4 " line to secure the base by looping it through the toerails. Eventually the line broke (wore through) in a few places, leaving the netting flailing about. I came across a list for Plastimo netting clips (they look like plastic O-rings) and was wondering if that was a better to go. Alternatively, is a better type of rope to use to secure the netting? Nylon perhaps?
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Re: Securing safety netting

UV degrades plastic over time. Plastic has to have some type of UV inhibited to resist the effects of the sun. Why not use nylon line again? Nothing lasts forever but it's easily available and easy to replace.
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Re: Securing safety netting

How about black zip ties. Won't last for ever but trimmed they would look ok.
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Re: Securing safety netting

I don't know what kind of line you used but would suggest black "parachute cord". The black dye absorbs a lot of the UV and the cord lasts longer than undyed white would. Black and OD Green are commonly available and the line is handy for a lot of things.
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