Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: Victoria, BC
|Posted: 2004-04-23 9:20 pm  Permalink|
I can tie net floats! I posted that link a little while ago(thanks badmojo), and taught myself. You need quite a bit of rope to do it, and no tools other than your hands. If you want the correct version with 12 pairs, you will need over 70 feet to do a 5" float. I used that much, but with a smaller float the spaces between knots get too small, so I reduced it to 6 pairs(that's 35 feet or so) It will probably only take you an evening to get it right. I tried it with thick jute the first time but that stuff is ruff on your hands and doesn't hold a knot.
Here's an offer: you send me two ropeless floats, I'll tie netting around one and send it back, and I get to keep the other. I'm in need of a float, but have the skills to tie the net.
You have to have the float there to tie it properly. You have to un-tie at least half of it to get the float out.
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