a. Loop the retaining lanyard around your wrist to prevent loss of the plates.
b. Dip the plate. which has a threaded screw located in the center. into the
seawater. This plate is considered the bottom plate of the plus.
c. Insert the bottom plate through the hole in the raft and allow the threaded
screw to protrude up out of the hole. If the original hole is too small to accept the
plate. carefully enlarge the hole to a point at which the plate can be inserted.
d. Pull the bottom plate against the inner fabric surface and slide the top plate
over the threaded screw and push the top plate down against the outer fabric
surface to form the hole plug
e. Adjust the plug to cover the hole entirely and while holding it in place. screw
the furnished wing nut onto the screw and secure the nut firmly place against the
plug top plate.
2 - 19.
The cellulose sponge (19 fig. 2-1) may be used for removing excess seawater from
the life raft or to