The general approach to design and some specific design attributes have been discussed. The importance of safety has been emphasized. It is apparent that a naval architect needs a clear set of definitions within which to work and an ability to:

• Calculate areas and volumes of various shapes.

• Establish the drafts at which a ship will float and how its draughts will change with different loadings.

• Study the stability of a vessel both intact and after damage.

• Determine the powering needed to achieve the desired speed in service on the routes the ship is to ply.

• Understand the environment in which a ship operates and its responses to that environment.

• Ensure the ship is adequately strong.

• Provide the ship with adequate means for manoeuvring in confined waters or on the ocean.

All these areas of knowledge are addressed in the ensuing chapters. Then a number of ship types are discussed to show how the requirements of an operator can lead to significantly different ships although they obey the same fundamental laws.

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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