- Have the Intermediate Swimming Honor.
- With your counselor in stern and without assistance, row properly:
- A quarter of a mile (0.5 kilometer) on a straight course, stop, make a pivot turn, and return to starting point.
- Back water in a straight line 220 yards (200 meters). Make a turn under way, still backing water and return to the starting point. (Feather after each stroke. Pin row locks must not be used.)
- Be able to demonstrate how to:
- Properly launch and land a rowboat from and to shore
- Safely assist a person to and from rowboat alongside a pier
- Tie a rowboat to a pier, using a clove hitch, two half hitches, and a bowline.
- Alone or with the assistance of one person who is a swimmer, turn a swamped rowboat right side up, get in, and with your hands or an oar, paddle it for 30 feet (10 meters). Tell why you should hang on, or get in a swamped boat.
- Shove off shore or pier, alone in rowboat, approach a swimmer and maneuver so that the swimmer can be safely towed ashore.
- Name and identify five different types of boats that may be used with oars. Give uses of each.
- Identify and describe two of the following types of row locks: tholepin, box rowlock, ring rowlock, open top rowlock. Give one or more reasons why pintype row locks are not recommended.
- Explain the advantages gained by feathering oars while rowing.
- How would you handle a rowboat in a sudden storm or high wind?
- How would you calculate the number of persons who may be safely carried in any given lifeboat under oars?
- What lights are required on a rowboat at night, both with and without outboard motor?
- How would you haul out and stowaway a rowboat that is not to be used during the winter, and how would you prepare it for use in the spring?
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