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The subject of
Lifeboatmanconsists of 329 questions and 2 illustrations
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STAND BY THE OARS: Each crewmember clears
oar, ships rowlock, places blade flat on gunwale forward, inboard of
person in front of them.
SHOVE OFF: Inboard bowman pushes off using
boathook. When ordered, bowman releases sea painter.
OUT OARS: Place oars in rowlocks directly from the
boated position or from “Stand By The Oars” position. Oars horizontal,
at right angles to keel, blades flat.
STAND BY TO GIVE WAY: Hold oar horizontally,
blades perpendicular, with the wrists straight and arms extended full
length; leans forward until knuckles almost touch the back of the
person in front.
GIVE WAY TOGETHER: Blades of oars are swung
forward and dipped into the water. At the command, “Together”, the
stroke is started. At the end of the stroke, blades are feathered,
swung forward, and another stroke is started.
HOLD WATER: Complete the stroke, stop rowing, drop
blade into water vertically, and gradually swing to a position at
right angles to the keel, taking care not to overstress rowlock.
PORT (STARBOARD) HOLD WATER: Used to turn boat
more quickly. Ordered side completes stroke and holds water, other
side continues to row. With boat stopped can be used with “Give Way”
command to opposite side to turn boat while gathering minimal headway.
STERN ALL: When rowing ahead, complete the stroke,
and then commence to backwater, gradually increasing the depth of the
BACK WATER: Row in the astern direction
OARS: Complete the stroke, stop rowing, and bring
the oars horizontal, at right angles to the keel, with the blades held
TRAIL OARS: Complete stroke and carefully allow
oar to trail alongside, fore and aft.
BANK OARS: Given from the “Oars” position. Allows
oarsmen to rest when laying to. Oars drawn through the rowlock and
rested on opposite gunwale
IN BOWS: The bowmen complete the stroke, swing
their oars forward, and boat them. They then stand by with boat hooks
to fend off or receive a line.
WAY ENOUGH: Given when approaching a landing.
Complete stroke, toss oars to about 45 degrees and boat the oars,
forward oars first, unship the rowlocks
BOAT THE OARS: From “Oars” or “Toss Oars”, place
the oars in the boat on side thwart, blades forward.
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