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Lashings for your rig?

by Colligo Marine 23 May 05:31 PDT

A good lashing system forms a critical hourglass shape that gets tighter as the shroud tension gets tighter. It is very secure, but it also allows for easy unlashing.

Without the hourglass shape you would need to place the knot at the bottom of the lashing, which makes it very painful to lash and unlash. There is a series of individual half hitches that form the attractive spiral configuration of the lashing. This also creates redundant security ensuring that your lashing will not shake out.

In addition to the critical hourglass shape, our hardware provides separate hole pass throughs. Hole separation in our hardware is very important as this allows several things:

1. No interference or line overlap means the easiest movement of the line.

2. The hole separation also allows for a much more secure lashing. Take note of the hourglass shape of a proper lashing, that means as the shroud or stay gets tighter, then the lashing itself gets tighter. This is not attainable without the hole separation in the distributors and tensioners.

Learn how to properly do a lashing tie off here (PDF format)

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