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.
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.
Shear lashing, Sheer lashing, Two-spar lashing
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.