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tugboyben

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Re: Oh God I Need Help! - Images Added
« Reply #120 on: August 06, 2014, 23:54:59 »
Morning Andy
I have been watching your topic with interest
So i had a look for a picture of one of my tug's & it water line this is a 36inch tid tug in the picture
& a picture of my pea-cock which is 26inch's long
Hope it help's

Jason
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Re: Oh God I Need Help! - Images Added
« Reply #121 on: August 06, 2014, 23:55:51 »
more of the pea-cock


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Re: Oh God I Need Help! - Images Added
« Reply #122 on: August 07, 2014, 03:37:33 »
Andy,

More good advice on the above posts. Further to that subject:

Where the waterline sits in the water is dependant on the load of the vessel. If fuel and potable water tanks are full she will sit closer to her marks. If, at the end of a voyage, these are nearer to empty she will float higher. There will also be some variation from bow to stern but never port to stbd. Remember you always want your prop and rudder well down in the water for better performance. Also, if your stern is a bit deeper than your bow she will track better.
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Re: Oh God I Need Help! - Images Added
« Reply #123 on: August 07, 2014, 03:48:37 »
Thanks Des, one thing that has been mentioned in the past is that the waterline marking is usually higher at the bow end which allows for the wash going up either side when the boat is in forward motion, if this is the case how can the waterline be parallel to the water along the whole length of the boat?

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