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Transom Knot

The Transom Knot is a lashing knot and is similar to the Constrictor Knot. It is used to fix together crossed pieces of rigid material at right angles to each other and has a wide range of camping and outdoor uses, for example, to fasten tent poles together. If used as a permanent knot, the ends may be trimmed off for neatness. To reinforce, a second Transom knot can be made on the opposite side and at a right-angle to the first.


Transom Knot


Transom Knot Tying Instructions

  1. Pass the working end behind the upright spar and back across the rope.

  2. Now pass the working end behind the upright spar below the horizontal spar.

  3. Working back toward the top, tuck the working end under both turns.

  4. Pull both the working end and the standing part to tighten the knot. Trim ends if desired.
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