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I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask - maybe it should be in "rigging".


However, wherever it belongs, does anyone know the size of mesh (and rope thickness) used in boarding nettings? This is intended for a 16th century ship, but data from any period would be helpful - I think the mesh size wouldn't be likely to change much over the centuries, as the problem to be solved didn't change much.


Any information or advice gratefully received.





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The Mary rose looks to be a good source of information.
look here on page.80


https://books.google.be/books?id=A5-ACgAAQBAJ&pg=RA1-PA80&lpg=RA1-PA80&dq=anti-boarding+netting&source=bl&ots=QPLNL7G03S&sig=ACfU3U3M84A3LtPl4L8oUqFiYkW2HW0xlQ&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwil07ax1YHhAhVGblAKHUbYCrIQ6AEwCnoECAMQAQ#v=onepage&q=anti-boarding netting&f=false



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And found some more



The mesh is about 10cm 

The rope is (roughly estimated) 1.5cm

Anti-Boarding Net _ These are fragments of anti-boarding net… _ Flickr.html

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Regards, Patrick


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Patrick, that's exactly what I needed! Thanks so much! The netting is for the Great Harry, but I hadn't thought of checking out the Mary Rose, which was almost a sister ship (though smaller).


Vossiewulf, I'm sure that's the way it was. And the 10cm (4") mesh would do that very nicely, I should think.



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