Monday, September 25, 2017

Advanced Lashing Techniques


While my small outriggers don't require this degree of effort in lashing them together, it is still of great interest to see how larger vessels accomplish this task.  Lashings reduce the stress concentrations that would result from simply bolting things together.  The first time I took my Ulua surfing and watched it cartwheel though the surf after it threw me out, I have been sold on lashings.  If it had been bolted together I would have been gathering up pieces, but instead it was completely intact.

1 comment:

Wade Tarzia said...

Ha, ha! The first 30 seconds no doubt Wharram-approved. :-)