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1. Have the Intermediate Swimming Honor.
2. With your instructor or counselor in stern, and without assistance, row properly the following:
3. Demonstrate the following:
4. Alone, or with the assistance of a person who is a swimmer, swamp rowboat, turn it right side up, get in, and with your hands or an oar, paddle it for 30 feet (9.1 meters). Tell why you should hang onto or get into a swamped rowboat.
5. Shove off from shore or pier alone in a rowboat, approach a swimmer, and maneuver so that the swimmer can be safely towed ashore.
6. Identify and describe a dory, dory skiff, dinghy, punt, and pram.
7. Identify and describe a tholepin rowlock, box rowlock, ring rowlock, and open top rowlock. Tell why pin-type rowlocks are not recommended.
8. What is the advantage of feathering oars while rowing?
9. How would you handle a rowboat in a sudden storm or high wind?
10. How would you calculate the weight that can be safely carried under normal conditions in any given boat under oars?
11. What lights are required on a rowboat at night, both with and without outboard motor?
12. Know how to properly fit out a rowboat, and maintain and care for it during the boating season. Know how to prepare and store the rowboat when not in use.
Skill Level 2
Original Honor 1956