Fit for purpose

To be fit for purpose a ship must cater for the above and be able to operate safely and reliably. There are many national and international rules and regulations to be met. Briefly the ship must:

• Float upright with enough watertight volume above the waterline to cope with waves and accidental flooding.

• Have adequate stability to cope with operational upsetting moments and to withstand a specified degree of flooding following damage. It must not be so stable that motions become unpleasant.

• Be able to maintain the desired speed in the sea conditions it is likely to meet.

• Be strong enough to withstand the loads it will experience in service.

• Be capable of moving in a controlled way in response to movements of control surfaces; to follow a given course or manoeuvre in confined waters.

• Not respond too violently to waves.

The ship must do all this economically, safely, reliably and with the minimum size of crew. The list of contents shows that this book deals with these matters in turn. The knowledge gained is brought together in discussing the design process and the different ship types that emerge from an application of a common set of principles. The design should be flexible because requirements are likely to change over the long life expected of ships. History shows that the most highly regarded ships have been those able to adapt with time.

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.

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