# Load the Boat – Analysis

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Call Analysis:

Hands needed at the start: (neither hand)
Hands held at the end: (neither hand except for making the ending formation)

Body flow at the start: forward
Body flow at the end: forward for those in the center, clockwise or counter-clockwise for those on the outside.

Good preceding calls:
— Forward and Back
— Right and Left Thru
— First Couple Go Left, Next Couple Go Right
— Circle to a Line
— Walk and Dodge, Partner Trade
— Recycle and Sweep a Quarter

Good following calls:
— Allemande Left
— Swing
— Right and Left Thru
— Swing Thru
— Touch 1/4

Ending Formations for Standard starting Formation and Arrangements:

a) Facing Lines, “0” (Normal Couples): Load the Boat
Ends in Eight Chain Thru, “0” (Normal Couples)

b) Facing Lines, “2” (GGBB): Load the Boat
Ends in Eight Chain Thru, “4” (Normal inside, Half-Sashayed outside)

Some Extended Applications:

a) Ends Out Inverted Lines, “4” (GGBB with Half Sashayed centers): Load the Boat, Centers Cloverleaf
Ends in Double Pass Thru, “0” (Normal Couples)

b) Facing Lines, “0” (Normal Couples): Load the Boat 3/4, Centers Slide Thru
Ending formation is Ends Out Inverted Lines “0” (GBGB with Normal Couples in Center)

ARC Rulings (Applications Review Committee of CALLERLAB):

(August 2003)
Q: Is it proper to fractionalize LOAD THE BOAT?
A: Yes. The definition clearly defines four parts for both Centers and Ends. It is pointed out that the timing is a real problem and callers should make themselves aware of this. Also, the ends wind up back to back with each other after the first three parts.