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Figure 26. Emergency fishing kit.
Emergency Use." Simple and complete instructions for
use of kit, printed on waterproof paper, are included
p. Flashlight. One portable, watertight, focusing
flashlight with one extra lamp and three extra batteries.
q. Grab rails. Grab rails attached to outside of each
lifeboat near the waterline and extending about two-
thirds length of boat. They provide means of clinging
to boat if overturned.
r. Hatchets. A single-edge hatchet, lanyard attached,
at each end of the boat.
s. Illuminating oil One gallon of oil for lantern.
t. Lantern. One lantern with enough oil to burfi 9
hours. Two additional wicks.
u. Lifeline. A rope running entire length of each
side, and fastened to boat at about 3-foot intervals.
Small floats are on the rope between fastenings. The
lines are for swimmers to grasp when reaching the boat.
v. Life preservers. Two life preservers which can be
given men lacking preservers or used with rope attached
to throw to men in the water.
w. Locker. A locker or box for storage of small items
such as signal flag, ditty bag, bullet plugs, matches, com-
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