How to tie the 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.
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Transom Knot Tying Instructions
- Pass the working end behind the upright spar and back across the rope.
- Now pass the working end behind the upright spar below the horizontal spar.
- Working back toward the top, tuck the working end under both turns.
- Pull both the working end and the standing part to tighten the knot. Trim ends if desired.