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Title: bowsprit net for a schooner
Post by: howie55 on November 10, 2011, 12:02:06 AM
Hi fellow modelers
does anyone know how to make a bowsprit  net for my gaff rigged schooner
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Post by: nhp651 on November 10, 2011, 07:49:22 AM
what scale??
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Post by: howie55 on November 10, 2011, 11:12:18 AM
  Hi NHP651
thanks for replying, my Schooner is based on Bluenose the plans I made are from photographs or pictures off the net, I think she is 162 feet in length, my model is 52" in length with a 11" beam, I have made a net, but I am not  happy with it and wondered if there was a method I could use
regards Geoff/ flytier07
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Post by: nhp651 on November 10, 2011, 12:20:39 PM
Just wonderiing, about scale, and your model sounds about 1:30 scale, so have a look at hairnets for the mesh size..not very strong, but when varnished they stiffen up.
also if you go onto the net(not ebay) and search for "shrimping net" there are various sizes of true diamond shaped netting that you can find..very expensive for a shrimp net, but if you ring a supplier for an off cut will probably cost pence if not free if you tell them what it's form.
neil.
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Post by: nhp651 on November 10, 2011, 01:31:18 PM
here's just one for instance.   http://www.amazon.co.uk/WSB-Tackle-Shrimp-Nets-18/dp/B0040FKXGW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320931763&sr=8-1

having said that, suprisingly there are quite a few on ebay (nets that is) for sale.
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Post by: JayDee on November 10, 2011, 02:24:23 PM
 Hello Geoff,

Do you have a photo of a Schooner bowsprit net?.
I have lots of Schooner photos, but none of a bowsprit net !.

John.
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Post by: triumphjon on November 10, 2011, 05:51:53 PM
as a longshot you have a very good supplier of netting in hartcliffe way ( bedminister ) called TILDNET  , if you pass over parson st rail bridge , through traffic lights , passing the matching brick co its the next building on the right ( used to be old bristol journal offices  ) !
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Post by: howie55 on November 10, 2011, 11:23:54 PM
Hi Jay dee
I think we have met before on this forum, I have been trying to attach a photo but it is to large, is there a way of reducing it from 3.3meg to suit the forum
Geoff
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Post by: Grub on November 11, 2011, 01:35:03 PM
Hi Jay dee
I think we have met before on this forum, I have been trying to attach a photo but it is to large, is there a way of reducing it from 3.3meg to suit the forum
Geoff
http://www.shrinkpictures.com/
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Post by: howie55 on November 11, 2011, 02:15:22 PM
Hi Jaydee
I have at last found a way of resizing my photos, so here is my schooner with the net I made attached, I made this net with a board marked out and drilled to accept small brass nail and knotted the wax button cotton around the nails working down the pattern and when complete removing the nails, I would like to try another technique if anyone knows how
flytier07
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Post by: JayDee on November 11, 2011, 02:38:12 PM
Hello Jimmy,

Found these, hope they will help.

John.
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Post by: howie55 on November 11, 2011, 03:40:02 PM
Hi Jaydee
my name is Geoff Not Jimmy {:-{, and it was not pictures off the net that I was interested in, I have seen plenty on the internet, I wanted to know how to make a net for my boat please
Geoff/flytier07
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Post by: JayDee on November 11, 2011, 03:42:57 PM

SORRY

john.
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Post by: JayDee on November 11, 2011, 03:55:34 PM

Hello GEOFF.

I suggest that you contact your local Womens Institute, they know how to do knitting, sewing and other things like that !.

John.  :-))
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Post by: triumphjon on November 11, 2011, 08:15:44 PM
two thoughts  1 bristol rope and twine , feeder rd st phillips ( next to brandon tool hire )  2 the mast maker who is in the two old barges in bristol docks opposite the buttery ! . i know both of these companies deal with full sized vessels but they may be able to assist !
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Post by: Rex Hunt on November 11, 2011, 10:50:53 PM
Don't misinterpret this!

Fishnet tights, window net curtains, caravan door/window flyscreen material, mossie nets

Rex
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Post by: howie55 on November 12, 2011, 12:47:08 AM
thanks everyone who answered, great forum as usual, keep the knitting needles handy John I may need them
Geoff
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Post by: Jimmy James on November 12, 2011, 06:00:09 PM
Geoff
No kneed to panic and no need for knitting needles heres two ways of doing it (It's called a Lovers Basket by sailing ship men and I have spent many a memorable hr swinging in one) the proper way to make one is to hake a frame ...cove hitch a measure line around it then infill the middle with sheet bends to the measure line you can make yourself a small net needle from thin plywood  the other way is just to make up a frame and using a needle reeve the thread back and forth at 45 Deg. You must reeve the thread each strand to make it look right
Jimmy
(http://s9.postimage.org/hh8ad36e3/Lovers_Basket.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hh8ad36e3/)

(http://s12.postimage.org/xjh92o98p/Net_Needle.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xjh92o98p/)
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Post by: howie55 on November 14, 2011, 09:26:49 AM
Hi Jimmy James
My youngest son who is 40 yrs old often says I speak alien, it is nice to see that someone understood my initial request, and was good enough to give me an answer, I will try these techniques out
thanks Geoff
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Post by: Jimmy James on November 15, 2011, 12:02:32 PM
Glad to be of some assistance
Jimmy
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Post by: Geoff Cropper on January 01, 2012, 09:11:44 PM
Hi Guys,       I used a Washing Machine net bag trimmed to size for my american fishing schooner, here's a pic.