Mr. Farnham offers the following additional instructions concerning the apron described on page 63.
1. Carline wires are bent so as to form a hook outside the beading of the coaming, but they do not hook under this beading, for they would then prevent the apron from coming free in case of a capsize.
2. If the forward tube were fastened directly to the coaming, as shown, the apron could not be pushed far enough forward to uncover all the cockpit.
3. The apron is not kept down by the ends of the carlines hooking under the beading, but by the elastic in the hem.
4. The latch or catch to keep the apron stretched must be just forward of the last carline f, and not at i. The apron will not readily come free if fastened at i.
5. The apron is better cut 4-1/2 to 5 inches larger each way than the coaming. The hem is then wide enough to give two thicknesses of cloth along the top of the coaming, where the wear is greatest.
A better tent than the one described on page 100 is now used on the Windward. The top is a triangle, the width at the after end being 2 ft. The sides are also triangular, about 2-1/2 ft. wide at after ends. The fore ends of top and sides meet in a point, which is fastened to the bow of the canoe.
The after part of the tent is square, 2x2-1/2 ft., and the upper edge is sewn to the after end of the top, making a hem, in which is a small stick. The tent is hung by a line from the mizzenmast to this stick. The seams, from the ends of the stick to the bow, where the sides join the roof, should be sewn to a light rope, or the sides will be drawn out of shape.