Figure E-4. Crisscross Chain Stopper.
preference and judgment of the Boatswain's Mate in charge.
E-9 SECURING THE PASSED STOPPER
When securing a passed stopper to a part of relatively small, low-tension rigging, such as a boat fall, the end of
the stopper is usually held in place by hand.
To secure a passed stopper to a large tension member, such as a towing hawser, the ends of the stopper
should be securely seized to the hawser with small stuff.
E-10 SETTING THE STOPPER
Once the stopper is m place and all personnel are safely out of the way, the tension member should be very
slowly and carefully eased out. This should continue until a determination can be made whether the stopper is
holding or not This critical determination normally is made by the Boatswain's Mate.
If the stopper is slipping, or shows any indication that it might slip, the stopper should be removed and re-
The Conning Officer must be made aware of any overloading of a towing hawser stopper so that he may take
corrective action, such as easing the tension by slowing or stopping the ship.
E-11 NEW TYPE SYNTHETIC LINE STOPPER
Stoppers made of Kevlar are now available and are acceptable for use on fiber line.