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post #5 of Old 09-20-2012
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Re: Hard Dinghy Storage Aboard

Lashing can work just as tightly as iron strapping, if you are neat and careful about it. If the lashing cordage stretches when wet, you need to pre-wet it before working with it. (Offhand, I think only Kevlar shrinks when wet.)

then you need to do the lashing carefully, and frap it. Frapping is wrapping around the lashing at a 90 degree angle, i.e. wrapping it, to add more tension. Or use another scheme of knotting, etc. to make the lashings tighter. Somewhere there's a balance between "Damn, we're gonna have to cut that off" and being able to unlash it when you get to the next port. Or maybe, that's why the good lord invented Velcro? (G)
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