This is an alternative to the diagonal lashing that is suitable for use in light constructions. If you have any doubt about its usefulness or will be subjecting it to a large strain you should take the time to tie a proper diagonal lashing instead.
Step by Step Guide
- Start with the middle of the rope, tucking the running ends through the middle "loop" after going round both spars. Use the "loop" to pull the spars together.
- Now proceed as for a diagonal lashing taking the running end round both spars, keeping both ends together
- Separate the ends and take frapping turns between the spars, pulling the rope tight as you do so.
- Complete the frapping turns and finish off with a reef knot.