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 How to Balance your Boat

"Every boat has a center of buoyancy (CB), which is the center of the underwater volume of the vessel.† She also has a center of gravity (CG) which is where all the mass would be concentrated if it had to be compressed to a single point.† If the boat is to float properly on her design waterline, then the CG must be in line vertically with the CB.... if itís not, then the boat will correct for it by changing trim (and thus underwater shape) until the new CB is in a vertical line with the CG. † "
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 (Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 11, 2004 )

  


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