Shear lashing

Shear lashing step by step how to tie instructions
 
Shear lashing step by step how to tie instructions
Shear lashing step by step how to tie instructions
1. Start by tying a clove hitch around one of the poles.
Shear lashing step by step how to tie instructions
Shear lashing step by step how to tie instructions
2. Wrap the rope neatly around both spars several times.
Shear lashing step by step how to tie instructions
Shear lashing step by step how to tie instructions
3. Pass the rope between the poles to make two frapping turns.
Shear lashing step by step how to tie instructions
Shear lashing step by step how to tie instructions
4. Finish the lashing with a clove hitch.
Shear lashing step by step how to tie instructions

Description

Shear lashing (two-spar shear lashing) also spelled “sheer lashing” is most often used when spar legs are to be spread apart to form an A-frame. The clove hitch is tied around one leg only and frapping turns are taken between the poles.

Use

Shear lashing is most often used when spar legs are to be spread apart to form an A-frame.
It is also a good way to reinforce a broken or weak pole. The frapping turns used to tighten
the lashing may be omitted and replaced with wedges inserted between the poles.

Other names

Shear lashing, Sheer lashing, Two-spar lashing

Tying

1. Start by tying a clove hitch around one of the poles.
2. Wrap the rope neatly around both spars several times.
3. Pass the rope between the poles to make two frapping turns.
4. Finish the lashing with a clove hitch.

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