It has been seen how a ship's principal geometric features can be defined and characterised. It will be shown in the next chapter how the parameters can be calculated and they will be called into use in later chapters. The concept and calculation of gross and net tonnage have been covered. The regulations concerning minimum freeboard values and the roles of the classification societies and government bodies have been outlined.

Whilst all legal requirements must be met, engineers have a much broader responsibility to the public and the profession and must do their best, using all available knowledge. This underlines the import- ^

ance of engineers keeping abreast of developments in their field, through continuing professional development.

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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