The Transom Knot is similar to a Constrictor Knot. It is used to fix together crossed pieces of rigid material and has a wide range of camping and outdoor uses, for example, to fasten tent poles together and kit to luggage racks. If used as a permanent knot, the ends may be trimmed off for neatness.
To Tie a Transom Knot:
|Pass the working end behind the upright spar and back across the rope.|
|Now pass the working end behind the upright spar on the other side of the second spar. Tuck the working end under both turns.|
|Pull both the working end and the standing part to tighten the knot.|
|If used as a permanent knot, trim the ends for neatness.|