I've been working on these fenders for some time now. I have sufficiently bulked up all the cores using the old running rigging and began the very slow and tedious process of wrapping them with half hitches. I spent nearly 2 full days (broken up over 4 days) tying the continuous weave that encompasses this fender.
The knot is slow progressing, but when the line gets chafed and breaks, it makes it easier to mend the fender and restore it to "like new"condition. Simply tie up the whole and bury the tails of all the lines involved.
This fender is completed, now I just have to do it three more times to finish building our armamentarium of fenders on board Wisdom.