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    Default Lashing one spar to another

    Good morning

    I am working on a little light bimini.

    I'd like to join two spars-one vertical and the other horizontal....the end result will be a cross (t), The goal being that the horizontal spar stay in place and not slide down. I can drill a hole in the vertical member but would rather not.

    The vertical member is 3/4 oak (or poplar) dowel so it will have some grab. The line is probably going to be paracord.

    I figured there was a way to do this traditional sailboats and you guys would know.

    Thanks

    Tom

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    Default Re: Lashing one spar to another

    google square lashing

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    Default Re: Lashing one spar to another

    Perfect. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Lashing one spar to another

    Frap it tight !

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    Default Re: Lashing one spar to another

    Is it a cross or a T?

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    Default Re: Lashing one spar to another

    My favorite line for lashing is twisted tarred nylon seine twine, lasts seemingly forever in the sun when naked but for nearly forever permanent I paint the finished lashing.
    The #21 is about 1/16" dia and has enough stretch that the lashing builds a VERY impressive amount of elastic compressive binding force.
    http://www.memphisnet.net/product/22...allation-twine



    My next favorite is 1/8" solid braid polyester by NE Rope.
    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/new-e...16?recordNum=1
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    Default Re: Lashing one spar to another

    Quote Originally Posted by George Ray View Post
    My favorite line for lashing is twisted tarred nylon seine twine, lasts seemingly forever in the sun when naked but for nearly forever permanent I paint the finished lashing.
    The #21 is about 1/16" dia and has enough stretch that the lashing builds a VERY impressive amount of elastic compressive binding force.
    http://www.memphisnet.net/product/22...allation-twine




    #1 on the seine twine. I always keep a couple of rolls handy -- one light weight for whippings and seizings and a second medium for most everything else. Because it's tarred it stays put the way straight nylon will not.
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    Default Re: Lashing one spar to another

    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Is it a cross or a T?
    Undecided. I was going to make it a cross so I could adjust my height after using it for a bit. May end up being a T. I also thought a T would be more difficult to secure.

    The tarred nylon is a good idea. I have a spool somewhere. Thanks.

    PS-Darnit. I just saw it the other day....or was it last month....or was it the yellow spool....I guess having another roll won't hurt....can't have too much tarred nylon....now why was I in the garage?
    Last edited by bluedog225; 11-20-2017 at 05:37 PM.

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