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The Sailor Is as Handy with Knife and Rope

���Working on a deck mat. These mats are at every dcor of a battleship. Heavy wire is used for the base. One-inch Manila rope is twisted and woven in and out. When finished the mat has an elaborate rope edge

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���Every battleship has several collision mats, to be used in emergencies. The mats are usually thirty feet by nineteen feet. They are made of heaviest canvas and hemp

��Starting the work on a collision mat by sewing the first layer of hemp on the canvas. When the mat is complete it is covered with a thick layer of hemp and no canvas is visible


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