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(4) Weight should be distributed to trim the boat by
the stern, causing it to drag.
(5) Use storm oil. (See par. 22ai.)
h. Summary. In the approach to the beach it is im-
portant the boat be kept stern to the sea regardless of
any course. Outside the surf it is more important to
make a particular course. Instructions in the foregoing
paragraphs are general. It is impossible to learn these
operations from a manual but the instructions serve to
alert everyone to the existing hazards and to offset com-
plete surprise' and helplessness in an emergency.
45. HANDLING OF RAFTS AND FLOATS. This equip-
ment is designed essentially to provide flotation for sur-
vivors until they are rescued. It is too exhausting even
under normal conditions of wind and sea to attempt any
headway in such craft. Save your strength to keep afloat
and not to make good any distance.
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