Efgeeco landing net frame question

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Re: Efgeeco landing net frame question

Post by Duckett » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:00 pm

LuckyLuca was kind enough to PM me regarding the waxed cord on his spreader blocks that holds the net in place. I've just ordered a Snowbee rubberised net (72” version - corrected 11 June 2018, thanks to Mattjb) and I have some vintage, very thick, backing line I recovered from a 1930s Aerialite. I'm going to use that to replace the cord linking the two arms as well as the loops through the spreader block and net. Once the job is done, I'll post some pictures, with close-ups, on this thread.

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Re: Efgeeco landing net frame question

Post by Duckett » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:01 pm

Well, i’ve just finished fitting the Snowbee rubberised net I bought for the Efgeeco landing net frame. Threading the alloy arms through the netting was trickier and more fiddly than I had expected - the rubber netting kept sticking to the alloy and the figure of 8 rings for the end chord kept catching in the net until I wrapped them in masking tape.

Tying the two loops of waxed chord linking the net to the spreader block was simple enough but threading the waxed chord for the open end was proving impossible until I hit upon the idea of tying one end to a knitting needle. Tying off the length of waxed chord to the two figure of 8 rings at the open end took me two efforts. I had assumed a little slack once the the head was screwed into my landing net handle would be fine. I was wrong. If the chord isn’t taught, the arms don’t hold steady and looked to me as if they might fall out. I might have spotted that if there had been a net and chord I suppose.

If I am honest, if I ever fit another net, I’d replace the two figure of 8 rings at the end of the arms with split rings. This would be a lot less fiddly. As promised, photos below. Thanks to Wal (Wallys-Cast) for the restoration job on the landing net pole cum tip protector - a lovely job.

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Re: Efgeeco landing net frame question

Post by LuckyLuca » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:01 pm

Very nice indeed Phil.
The rubberised net looks the part.
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Re: Efgeeco landing net frame question

Post by Olly » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:17 pm

May I ask which net you purchased for the 24 inch frame? Thanking you.

I have several nets I would like to replace with rubber.

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Re: Efgeeco landing net frame question

Post by Duckett » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:52 pm

Olly wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:17 pm
May I ask which net you purchased for the 24 inch frame? Thanking you.

I have several nets I would like to replace with rubber.
I went for the Snowbee 72 inch replacement rubber net (corrected 11 June 2018 - thanks to Mattjb). It just fits the 24 inch arms of the Efgeeco I was working on.
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Re: Efgeeco landing net frame question

Post by Olly » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:05 am

That's great and many thanks. It now gives me something to go on.

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Re: Efgeeco landing net frame question

Post by Reedling » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:19 am

The mesh net on mine looks so similar but not rubberised and is knotless I should think it is a replacement. Were the original nets for these knotted?

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Re: Efgeeco landing net frame question

Post by Duckett » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:27 am

Reedling wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:19 am
The mesh net on mine looks so similar but not rubberised and is knotless I should think it is a replacement. Were the original nets for these knotted?
In my web picture searches to try and work out what to do with the holes on the spreader block, I saw several Efgeeco nets with brown knotted mesh. So, I think the answer is yes. I haven't seen one in the flesh though.
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Re: Efgeeco landing net frame question

Post by Reedling » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:35 am

I am pretty sure it has been replaced at some point Duckett, it was just that it looked like it had a bit of age to it. Thankfully no damage so will keep as is, but those rubberised nets look good and I have found them on the net should I ever need one.

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Re: Efgeeco landing net frame question

Post by Reedling » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:51 am

Here is a picture of my net, the arms are 31 inches long. The net is quite a snug fit on the frame as you can see.
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