Figure 3.5 Load line markings

To allow for different water densities and the severity of conditions likely to be met in different seasons and areas of the world, a series of extra lines are painted on the ship's side. Relative to the Summer freeboard,


for a Summer draught of T, the other freeboards are as follows:

(1) The Winter freeboard is T/48 greater.

(2) The Winter North Atlantic freeboard is 50 mm greater still.

(3) The Tropical freeboard is T/48 less.

(4) The Fresh Water freeboard is A/40 t cm less, where A is the displacement in tonne and t is the tonnes per cm immersion.

(5) The Tropical Fresh Water freeboard is T/48 less than the Fresh Water freeboard.

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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