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1st hoop net
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:55 pm  Reply with quote
Joined: 11 Jan 2017
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Location: Ohio

This is my first "completed" hoop net. I have a 10' I started working on first but had to set it aside while I wait on delivery of hoop making materials and more twine!
I did this in one day in about 8 hrs give or take.

This is light duty as far as hoop nets go. 20" hoops approx. 3 1/2 ft from hoop to hoop single throat comes in just a hair shy of 1/2 way ending in about a 5-6" opening. Netting is made from 415 nylon thread which is about 75 lb test. I originally bought this for making a long net because it is of a similar spec to what all the guys in the U.K use (thiers is spun not twisted). I may or may not go ahead with that project with this material since it is kind of slick. I had some trouble getting my splices to stay knotted. I double knot all the net knots regardless to material anyway but I had a couple splices that came undone that I had to go back and fix later.

Anyway it's not perfect but maybe my next one will be better. I won't be working with the fiberglass hoops again, the things itch you to death! I thought they would be sealed or finished off when I bought them but they are raw and have plenty of fibers to drive you crazy!

I may get some netcoat later on and dip this one. Might help seal the fiberglass and lock all the knots a little better? I have no experience with the stuff so I'm not sure if it will do what I think.

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