Gammoning Bowsprit to Stem

Gammoning means to make this Loop around the Bowsprit to the Hole in the Cutwater and you make around 8 turns around.

Gammoning Bowsprit

Then you put about 1/2 dozen frapping turns around it to tighten.

First you start with a Running Eye… Which is basically a Siezed loop around the end of the Line.

I use French Whipping for this purpose.

Stretching Line out

I bought this Hemp Line and I noticed that it was a kinked and bendy looking. So what I did was to soak it and I’m now in the prot of stretching it.

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