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1592Re: [AtkinBoats] Looking for Eric Jr.

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  • John Kohnen
    Jul 23, 2007
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      A long time ago a fellow named Archimedes proved that the weight of the
      water a floating object displaces is equal to the weight of the object.
      But the designed displacement of a boat rarely equals its actual
      weight/displacement. The design displacement is an educated guess by the
      designer of the weight of the empty boat, plus the weight of the usual
      crew, fuel, drinking water, food, spare parts, tools, and so on. Usually
      the designers don't realize just how much _stuff_ people can cram into
      their cruising boats, so many boats end up displacing more than the
      designer intended, and they get heavier as they get older. <g>

      On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 09:46:03 -0700, Dirt wrote:

      > Well here's a few things that should get you pointed
      > in the right direction. Eric jr is a great looking
      > boat, but in no way is it a trailer boat. Displacement
      > is the volume of water that is displaced by the hull
      > of the vessel measured in pounds or tons, it is not
      > the actual weight of the boat....

      John <jkohnen@...>
      Never board a ship without an onion, is sound doctrine. <H. W.
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