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Handling a Motor Boat.

Novices, and those who sre not, would do well to remember the following important points :—: — 1. When at the wheel remember that it is your first consideration. You cannot entertain the boat's occupants as well. 2. Keep your couise, and know what that course is. 3. Regulate your speed to the company you a-e in. Marine motors are, as a rule, very flexible. 4. Do rot cut corners. G. When approaching a landing, learn to judge exactly the distance your boat will travel after stopping your propeller, so as to run alongside without using your reverse gepr if possible. This requires some practice, but is amply rewarded by time saved, in~the

long run, and decrease of wear and tear on engine, ge?r, and propeller. Anyone can get to a landing in time, by alternately running full speed ahead and then astern. 6. When aboard your boat and facing the bow, your right hand is starboard, your left port. Keep to the right. Should a boat be overtaking you, hold to your course,, thst is, don't move your helm. Should you be overtaking anyone, it is your duty to pass clear on their left. The above only applies to narrow waters. 7. Keep clear of non-engined crafts. You have greatei freedom of action than they ; it costs you nothing, and£ their occupants appreciate your courtesy. 8. Finally, remember the rules of the ron'V' Oreen to green, or red to red, Perfect safety — go ahead. If to starboard red appear 'Tis your duty to keep clear. When upon your port is seen A steamer s starboaid light of green There's not so much for you to do, As green to port keeps clear of 3*oll. — Motoving.

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Handling a Motor Boat. Progress, Volume III, Issue 3, 1 January 1908

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