Stepping in and out of a Boat

To step on the gunwale (the edge of the boat) will naturally tip it and

most likely turn it over. One should always step directly into the

_middle_ in order to keep the boat evenly balanced, and in getting out,

step _from_ the middle. Stepping on the side or the gunwale of a boat

shows the ignorance of a tenderfoot. There are rowboats that are neither

round-bottomed nor flat but are shaped like the boat in photograph, page

206. These are safer than the round-bottomed, but are more easily

capsized than the flat-bottomed boats.