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28. What proportion of sayle every shipp carryeth to her burden.

29. Where and what rates they buy ratline, marline, twine, sounding lines and deep sea lines, what kindes are found of each and which be the best, how best provided.

30. What is the ordinary charge of their flaggs, wastclothes, top armour and pendants, and how they furnish themselves with them. And wat charge they bestow in painting them or their shipps.

31. Where and at what rates they provide or make all their sheathes of brasse or wood, their pullies, parrells, deadman eyes, compasses, running glasses, thouls, scoopes, saile needies, ores, pompheathers, pumpirons, salt hides, and such like provisions, and what be the sundry kindes óf prices of each.

32. What proportion of ballast they put into their shipps of warre, and how they stow it, and save their shipps from decay where it lyeth.


33. When they furnish a voyage what store of spare masts, cables, ankers and all kindes of cordage they take aboard with them for one, two or three months provision.

34. Also what store of spare sayles or canvas, what quantity of iron, warts of all sorts of timber, planke, deales, featheridge bonds, lead, salt hides, and all other provisions whereof if it be possible a list or estimate wold be gotten of the proporcion they use when they set out a Royall Fleet.

35. What boates and pinaces they provide to attend their shipps, of what scantlings they make them, and what prizes.

36. Whether the captaine alone, or also the boatswaine or gunners, carpenters or other officers in each shipp are charged with the custody, accompt and expending of the foresaid sea stores.

37. In what manner is the said accompt taken of them at their returne from sea r and what course is taken to prevent the pnrloynings of captains, pursers, boatswaines, gunners and such like in the provisions which belong unto their charges. What officers are employed to take the remaynes or the foresaid accompt at the returne of all shipps, and what fees are allowed amongst them out of the said remaynes.

38. What manner they use in pressing marmers for any great service; whether a presser be sent forth with speciall cominission, or whether the captains themselves have power to take up whom they please, or such onely as are willing to goe to sea with them.

39. What prest or conduct money they allow to their men, when they are first taken up, and what conduct in discharge at their returne.

40. Whether in case of great service or danger they make any