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Spanish Windlass Knot
When a lever is placed between the parts of a long lashing or frapping and hove round we have what is also called a Spanish windlass.
How to Tie a Spanish Windlass
- An iron bar and two marling spikes are taken.
- Two parts of a seizing are twisted like a cat’s paw and passed round the bar, and hove round till sufficiently taut.
- It heaving shrouds together to form an eye two round turns are taken with a strand and the two ends hove upon.