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a. Description of uses: reconnaissance and assault operations.

b. Inflatable with foot pumps using four separate valves located on the inside of the buoyancy tubes. Each of the four valves are used to section off the assault boat into eight separate airtight compartments. To pump air into the boat, turn all valves into the “orange” or "inflate” section of the valve. Once the assault boat is filled with air, turn all valves onto the "green" or "navigation" section. This will section the assault boat into eight separate compartments.

c. Overall length 5.2 meters.

d. Overall width 1.8 meters

e. Weight 260 pounds.

f. Maximum payload 3,300.

g. Crew 1 coxswain, 10 paddlers and 4 passengers or can be powered by 25 HP short shaft outboard motor.

9-7. ORGANIZATION.

a. Assign each individual a specific boat position

b. Designate a commander for each boat, (normally coxswain)

c. Designate a navigator (normally a leader within the platoon) observer team as necessary.

d. Crew is positioned.

e. Duties of the Coxswain.

(1) Responsible for control of the boat and actions of the crew.

(2) Supervises the loading, lashing and distribution of equipment.

(3) Maintains the course and speed of the boat.­

(4) Gives all commands.

f. Number two paddler (long count) is responsible for setting the pace.

g. Number one paddler is the observer and responsible for the storage and use of the bowline if no observer has been assigned.

98. PREPARATION OF PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT.

a. All personnel will wear work vest or kapoks (or another suitable Positive flotation device)

b. LCE is worn over the work vest, unbuckled at the waist.

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