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Beam Lashing Cleats
I've almost finished the restoration of my Tiki 21. I wondered if you can advise me on whether the lashing cleats are necessary or if you are using another method of tying off the lashings. The cleats that I took off my boat seem a little flimsy and I'm worried that this could be a weak point. How do you do your lashings - photo's would be great. Thanks Simon
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: Beam Lashing Cleats
I'll take a shot of my beam lashing Sunday and post it. . .I tie a buntline hitch that goes around the lashing cleats mounted on the sides of the boat (roughly 5x6 inches on a tiki 26, pull it tight and then begin wrapping the line around the beam, under the lashing cleat, until I have 4 wraps of (1/4") line around the beam. I finish the lashing by taking the end around one side of the lashing and pulling it hard under the lashing a few times, with the last time being a half-hitch pulled down hard under the lashing. Before sailing, I then frap the lashing itself which really takes any remaining slack out of the lashing.
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: Beam Lashing Cleats
My camera's microdrive has taken to acting up! I guess it's getting old, like me! :lol: I'll have to try another compact flash card to get the photos: sorry.
Anonymous (not verified)
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OK, here is a shot of the starboard side of the mastbeam showing the lashing: [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2434/3654934381_b842057972.jpg[/img] The frapping has not been done yet. I have to paint the last of the outboard topsides and the beam ends, as you can tell. . . ;)
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: Beam Lashing Cleats
Kim - thanks for taking the trouble to upload the photo. I'll copy your method and see how I get on.
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