Purpose of Teaching Aid Evansville Bend
This Teaching Aid is to be used in the USPS Public Safe Boating Course and
the Seamanship Course.
The purpose of this aid is for the Instructor to demonstrate proper docking
techniques and use of spring lines for mooring. The advantage of using spring
lines to control a vessel, in a moving current situation, as many inland
boaters are subjected to every time they use North Americas rivers and
Material List for the Teaching Aid
½ inch plywood
1--- 14X 18
1--- 1 ½X 15 ½
1--- 1 ½X 18
1--- 1 ½X 14
1--- 1 ½X 11
12--- 1 ½ X Ύ Cut, or file into shape of cleats.
7 pieces of ½ dowel rod 3 ½ long
37 pieces of 1/8X 5/8 X 3 wood for top planks of dock
74 Brad nails, or glue so planks can be attached to dock
2 pieces of wood 1 ½ X 1 ½ X 10 notched for standing teaching aid
1Block of wood 3 X 2 ½ X 8 Cut into shape of boat.
5 lengths of cotton twine used for dock lines.
1 tube craft glue
4 contrasting colors of paint to color dock, boat, water, and cleats.
Estimated cost of materials $10.00
Assembly time was reported as taking about six hours by an avid woodworker
that is EBs teaching aid chairman. Most of the materials were on hand and
reported as scrap in Elvin Reeds wood shop.