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Bowsprit Gammoning

I am preparing to Gammon the Bowsprit to the Stem…

Getting everything ready
Filing out the Hole

I Seized the end of some .7mm Hemp line into a Loop.

Seized Loop

On the Seizing… I just made a Clove Hitch for the initial loop to secure the loop. Then I worked my way up using French Loops. Then a double loop to secure.

Seizing Line

I used French Loops all the way down… Seemed to work ok…. It’s tight too!!!

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.