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37 scout proficiency power coxswain

37 scout proficiency power coxswain

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Power Coxswain

A Powerboats
Have a detailed knowledge of the steering and sailing rules for power and sailing
vessels and show by demonstration, using diagrams of models, that you have a
practical knowledge of local waters, including:

Tides and/or currents.
Local hazards, sandbars, shallows, rocks, underwater obstructions and any
dangerous features such as weirs.
Lights, daymarks and buoyage in relation to local water traffic, including fishing

craft and fishing grounds.
Alteration of course and turning signals.
Know the safety precautions necessary in power craft, including the proper use

of fire-fighting appliances and 'man overboard' drill.
Have a knowledge of the elementary principles of the motor boat engine and by
demonstration afloat show:
That you can start the engine, operate the gears and understand the effect of
transverse thrust with a single screw.
That you can turn circles using reverse gear, control the boat in confined waters

and stop the engine when going slow ahead.
That you can recognise the minor faults in an engine.
Take charge of a small crew and prepare the boat for service, to include the

provision of all equipment. Supervise checking the engine, fuel and pump, and

Show that you can operate the correct towing procedure, including disposition of
crew, and that you are familiar with the use of the kedge anchor in an

With minimum assistance, cast off with the tide (or current) ahead using the
spring method. Steer a compass course (as set by the examiner) and anchor
correctly. Recover the ground tackle, get under way and return alongside against
the tide (or current) without using reverse gear. Moor with spring and headrope.

Respond to a 'distress' signal, take charge of the crew, cast off with the tide (or
current) astern, using the spring and headrope method and proceed to a
'stranded craft' (aground in confined waters). Approach across the tide (or
current) and take aboard a 'survivor'; manoeuvre clear, using reverse gear, and
proceed to pick up a 'body' (not an actual person) from the water. Bring your boat
alongside with tide (or current), using reverse gear, giving appropriate orders to
crew, and make fast. Supervise preparations necessary to disembark the

The conditions described are designed for the use of inboard power craft and this
type of craft should be used if practicable.
For the use of outboard motor craft the tests should be modified accordingly, for

Include use of engine safety cut-out (kill cord).
(a) Include some 'additional practical knowledge in care and maintenance of

outboard engine' and 'mixture of fuel and lubricant'.
(b) Modify accordingly.
(c) Substitute 'veer down on wreck using anchor'.
Holders of the R.Y.A. National Powerboat Certificate 2 qualify automatically for

parts 1, 2 and 3 of this badge.
B Narrowboats
Have a detailed knowledge of the steering of a narrowboat on canals and have a

knowledge of a canal including:
Suitable places to moor and wind;
Locks, bridges and local hazards;
Water points, sanitary stations;
Shops and telephones.
Know the safety precautions necessary in narrowboats including:

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