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(7) Have remainder of crew come aboard by the most
(8) Order the oars readied for rowing; direct steers-
man to point bow away from the ship.
(9) When lifeboat is well away from ship, order the
painterreleased. The painter is secured to lifeboat by
a toggle pin with a chain lanyard. A pull on the lanyard
should release toggle pin; if it is stuck, cut the sea
painter. (See fig. 33.)
(10) As soon as sea painter is released, row away from
HARDWOOD TOGGLE PIN/
Figure 33. Toggle-pin attachment for .sea painter. Pull on chain
or lanyard to release sea painter. Toggle-pin attachments are
also used to suspend life floats.
31. ABANDON-SHIP PROCEDURE; LAUNCHING
RAFTS AND FLOATS. a. Rafts. Rafts are stowed on
skids, launching ways, or other means to provide quick
release of the rafts directly into the water, and arranged
so they have the best chance of floating free if there is
no time to launch them.
(1) Each skid or launching way is provided with a
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