Boatswain

  1. Know the different kinds of canvas, use a palm and needle, make a cringle, sew a flat and round seam, herringbone and make small repairs to sails.
  2. Make an eye-splice in rope.
  3. Overhaul and repair a set of standing rigging in rope or cordage or an open sailing boat.
  4. Be able to worm, parcel and serve, and make the following:
    Turk's Head, 2 kinds of sennit, long splice, chain splice, and be able to point a rope (any method) and apply West Country and Sailmaker's Whipping.
  5. Know the different types of purchase tackle and rig a handy-billy.
  6. Make a kitbag or similar article in canvas.
  7. Be proficient in pulling boat, or kayak, or sailing dinghy