Yesterday I began work on the boat blind installing raffia. There are several distinct issues that need to be dealt with. 1. It is going to take a lot of time to finish this blind. 2. Separating, cutting and sizing each small raffia "hank" and zip tying them twice is a "Pain in the Donkey". 3. It is much easier to stick to a "fastening" session if one is somewhat "anal". 4. Make sure you buy the bag with a thousand 4" zip ties. 5. This blind is much easier to justify if one is retired and your wife has given up trying to modify any of your hunting obsessions. 6. In the beginning, never step back to admire your work because the rest of the "empty netting" will become immediately imposing 7. Do not expect anyone to volunteer to help .....including any close relative that may eventually be hunting out of your boat. 8. No one else could do it the way I want it done.....anyway. 9. When finished expect two kinds of comments 1) That's nice. or 2) I would have done it differently.....both of which mean the same thing. 10. Don't worrying about the fire hazard....air dry and roll it up when not in use. 11. It will be a huge relief when this one is finished.....except there is the goose blind for Thorson Pond which needs to be "covered" 12. Take very good care of the blind. Thinking about making another will insure that happens. 13. Hunting is a "dirty job"...but with a good dog, a few ducks and a warm shower "So what?" 14. There are less than three weeks to go. I might get it finished. NOTE: I used ideas from this video.