I am preparing to Gammon the Bowsprit to the Stem…
I Seized the end of some .7mm Hemp line into a 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.
I used French Loops all the way down… Seemed to work ok…. It’s tight too!!!
Gammoning means to make this Loop around the Bowsprit to the Hole in the Cutwater and you make around 8 turns around.
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.
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.