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Description
Personal flying gear of Arthur Frank Tate, Flying Officer No. N.Z. 415387 RNZAF (131 Squadron - 1943-1944). Sail - from rubber dinghy, red and triangular in shape with a set of instructions printed in white all over the sail. There is a canvas piece with a metal ring at each of the 3 corners to reinforce the sail.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Textile/Silk
Processed Material/Textile/Cotton
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
THIS SAIL IS DESIGNED / TO DRIVE THE DINGHY / BEFORE THE WIND - TO / TAKE A STRAIGHT COURSE / … HOLD SAIL / SQUARE / WITH THE WIND FOLLOWING / ALTER COURSE TO PORT / BY … / PULLING ON / THIS ROPE AND EASING OFF / THIS ONE / REVERSE PROCEDURE / TO BEAR STARBOARD Painted
GENERAL INSTRUCTION / NOTES … / 1 TRIP WATER POCKET / WHEN SAILING / 2 STREAM DROGUE IN / HIGH WIND AND/OR / HEAVY SEA / 3 KEEP SAIL INSIDE / FORESTAY / 4 HOLD ROPES OUTSIDE / BACK STAYS / 5 IF DINGHY BECOMES / UNMANAGEABLE DUE / TO HIGH WIND , REEF / SAIL BY GATHERING / IN AREAS ROUND / PORT AND STARBOARD / CORNERS Painted
Accession No
1978.330.12
Credit Line
Sail [Rescue boat sail], 1978.330.12. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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