LONGITUDINAL RAFTING PROCEDURE (Contd)
j. Connect bow line (8) to interior bay load receiving pin (9) closest to ramp bay,
and secure bow line (8) to starboard side bollard (7).
k. Connect stern line (3) to interior bay load receiving pin (2) closest to ramp
bay, and secure stern line (3) to capstan (5).
l. Take up slack in stern line (3) and tie off end of stern line (3) to stern
m. Operate downstream BEB (6) as necessary to hold raft assembly to shore.
Perform steps n through y to operate raft assembly.
The near shore ramp bay should be let down
additionally and pressed to the shore prior to loading
vehicles on raft assembly.
n. Lower ramp bay (11) at near shore to ground by opening both pump access
covers (12) and setting control valve levers (10) to DOWN position. Once
lowered to ground, pump each pump 12 times (25 times if using only one
o. Set both control valve levers (10) to TRANSPORT/CROSSING position and
close pump access covers (12).
p. Lower two ramp plates (13) on ramp bay (11) as necessary.