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04-13-2006, 04:52 PM
Anyone have information on weaving a widowmaker. Have a seven foot bowsprit that the wife is reluctant to climb out on to tend the jib.
04-13-2006, 05:48 PM
Are you attached to this wife? You might could find one that doesn't need the widowmaker and save you some work...
04-13-2006, 06:05 PM
The widow maker is the bowsprit. The netting you want I believe is called the mancatcher. Seems obvious enough. Pick up a book on netting or dig around online. Hervey Garret Smith's Marlinspije sailor talks a bit about it. You'd have to addapt some to get what you're looking for but a good book dedicated to netting is where I'd start.
04-13-2006, 06:11 PM
as posted elsewhere...Barbara Merry did an article in WB on cargo nets, I think that is what you are looking for....if you don't have the back issues send me a private e-mail with a snail mail address and I will send you a copy....
Michael s/v Sannyasin
04-14-2006, 10:27 AM
I have one on my boat. It actually is comforting when going out to tie up the jib. It is also useful as it catches the jib when you drop it.
Here is a picture, you can also go to the website and click on Exterior Pictures and you'll find a few more from different angles.
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