Stránka:roll 1911.djvu/202

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Campcraft the wrist, and in backing water it is done by teeming the hands forward at the wrist., Sculling To scull is to propel a boat by a single oar at the stern. The boat must be provided with rowlock or t semicircular scoop in the stern, and the boat is propelled by working the oar at the stern, obliquely from side to side. This is a convenient way of doing when you are working among boats in the water, and have to go short distances without the necessity of speed'. Steering When rowing a boat without the use of a rudder, instead-of constantly' turning the head around to see where you are going, it is convenient to fix upon some object in the landscape on an imaginary line with the middle of the stern and the middle of the bow; you can then keep your boat approximately in the. right position, without the trouble of turning your head, by keeping the object selected on a line with the middle of the stern board. Coming Along.ide When co?ning alongside of a boat or wharf always approach on the leeward side or that opposite from which the wind is blowing, and come up so that the boat will be headed into the wind and waves. Stop rowing at a convenient distance from the landing-place and come-up with gentle headway; then take in the oar nearest the landing, and, if necessary, back water with the other oar. Keeping Stroke When two or more are rowing together the length and speed of the stroke are set by the man sitting nearest the stern. Rough Weather Always try to row as nearly as possible into the waves at right angles. In this way you are likely to ship less water and to avoid capsizing. ? Qoing Ashore When going ashore always leave your oars lying fiat on the thwarts on either side of your boat. The Salute To salute a passing vessel or boat, hold the oats up at right, angles with the water. ?d