31559Re: [bolger] Freeboard
- Oct 1, 2003Both the Micro, [& Micro Navigator, which
I am building], and the AS-29 are designed
with the openings *only* on the center line
of the boat. With ballast, to make sure the
centerline boat openings always point up.
I am not sure how to measure freeboard with
boats like this...If freeboard is measured
as how far the water would need to rise to
flood the boat, you would measure up from
the waterline to the shearline [intersection
of side and deck], and then add the distance
across the deck to the centerline openings?
The distance from waterline to shearline in a
Micro is about 20 inches. With the AS-29 the
distance is 3 ft 5 inches.
I guess that a freeboard measurment makes more
sense with an 'open boat' like a skiff etc..
The Micro and the AS-29 are essentially floating
boxes that would be very hard to flood. With the
hatches in place, they wouldn't flood even in
a breaking sea, I believe.
--- eliallegra <mtndog@...> wrote:
> Hi. I am wondering how much freeboard amidships do
> the micro and the
> as 29 have. Or What is the distance from the deck
> level to the chine.
- << Previous post in topic