NANFA-- RE: nanfa V1 #1825

Bob Sinclair (
Fri, 7 Nov 2003 14:15:50 -0800


Good thinking. I did this with my 5 ft. seine, and it works fine.
Note, though:
The first time I attached a chain, I used one that was way too heavy.
I assume you'll be attaching the chain across the entire bottom of the
you need only a very light chain.

To attach it to the netting, I suggest using plastic "zip tie" (I'm
not sure that's
the correct name of them. They're the light plastic strips used to
wiring in automobile and boat engine compartments, and similar

Again, I suggest using very light ones, since all that's necessary is
to secure the
chain to the netting. I attached mine using a zip tie every 4 or 5

Hope this helps.

Whoops! I just scrolled down through the Digest postings, and see
beat me to it. Oh, well...


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Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 10:00:17 -0500
From: "Bruce Stallsmith" <>
Subject: NANFA-- Chains on seines

Wow, a subject line that rhymes!

I've been meaning to put a length of light chain on the bottom edge of
of my seine nets for several months, but I've procrastinated because I
wasn't sure what attachment method would work best. Does anyone have
suggestions for what worked for them in terms of "sewing" a chain to
bottom edge of a net? The chain I have is a length of light metal
links from
a local MegaHardwareGeneralStore (tm), and I'll be putting it on a

Thanks, as always...

- --Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A
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