- Demonstrate the correct way of whipping, coiling, and flinging a rope using at least a one-inch diameter rope. Describe the characteristics of three different types of rope commonly used by seamen.
- Using at least a one-inch diameter rope, make the following, and explain the practical uses in seamanship of each type:
- At least three kinds of knots used by seamen
- Two bends
- Two kinds of hitches
- A short splice
- Demonstrate on sail cloth the use of palm and needle, and in making the following:
- A herring-bone stitch
- Both flat and round seams
- Demonstrate the following:
- Making a line fast to a cleat, ring-bolt, and file
- A simple whip
- A single block tackle
- A double block tackle
- Describe and explain the uses of a snatch block, and a becket.
- Do any four of the following:
- Box the compass to 32 points. Explain the quarter point and degree systems, compass deviations, and compass variations. Know the importance of the North Star to seamen.
- Have working knowledge of weather and tides, and coast and geodetic survey charts. Understand
buoyage systems as used on coastwise harbors, rivers, and bays.
- Describe at least two kinds of anchors, and the uses and outstanding features of a lead line.
- Know what lights and other equipment are required by law for the following:
- a power-driven pleasure boat of class 2
- a power-driven motor boat under 26 feet
- sailing vessels
- Understand proper flying of the ensign, jack, and two other flags commonly used on commercial or pleasure crafts.
- Know the following:
- what the danger sector is when two vessels are approaching
- what signals are used when a vessel is passing - to the left, to the right, by a sailing vessel lying at anchor in fog, and by a power-driven vessel
- two types of distress signals commonly used at sea other than the radio
- Do the following:
- Fully dressed (in shoes, trousers, and jumper or coat), jump overboard in deep water, undress, and accompanied by a boat, swim 100 meters under supervision of your Counselor
- Demonstrate the proper use of a life-belt and a life-buoy
- Do the following:
- Handle a rowboat with a pair of oars, and with a single oar (sculling)
- Launch and land a rowboat or banca properly from and to shore. Bring rowboat or banca alongside a pier, properly assist a passenger into the boat, row twenty meters, come back to pier, and assist passenger safely and properly from boat
- Handle correctly some type of boat, under sail on all points of sailing, getting underway, reefing, docking, and anchoring.