Boat Question

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  1. Dwight Ward

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    In a boat the depth from the waterline to the bottom-most part is called the draft. What is the height from the waterline to the lowest gunwale called?
     
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    Good morning to all-

    Dwight- I've heard- and used- the term "deadrise" to refer to this boat measurement. But that may be totally wrong- just a term I am familiar with. good day to all- Ed
     
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    Id think it would be the deck?
     
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    I remember @Hal Pollner mentioning something about a "freeboard." That was the distance from the waterline to the deck on a river boat.

    Boat, Ships, & Ferries (post #46)
    (Ignore the first 3 posts about guns. They have nothing to do with the thread)
     
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    Some fancy pants has made it complicated. I'll let Lavigne save me all the typo errors,

     
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    'Freeboard' sounds right. Thanks. I got out today on the Marshyhope for about 3 hours - long enough to get a little burn and exhaust myself rowing. Kids on the bank were catching catfish. It was gorgeous weather.
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    We brought up the draft a boat has. The root is from how much water it draws. Also, filling a beer glass from a tap is called drawing a beer and the beer is a draft beer. It's all related, like some first cousin marriages in the North Carolina side of my family.
     
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    On behalf of all fine upstanding North Carolinians, I represent that statement!!!!!!!! :mad:
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  9. Dwight Ward

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    Hi there, Cousin Shirley!

    What part? My folks were from tobacco country about 100 miles east of Raleigh. I cropped tobacco as a boy when I'd stay the summer. In the sixties all kids under 13 went barefoot most of the year. You haven't seen dirty until you get that sticky sap all over you that the dust sticks to like it's been glued.

    There is no better smell than a tobacco barn.
     
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    There is no better smell than tobacco curing in a tobacco barn.

    Eastern part.
     
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    In defense of first cousin marriages, it's been proven that there is sufficient genetic variation between first cousins such that the developmental risk to their children is very low...roughly that of a 40 year old woman having a baby.

    Edgar Allen Poe was ahead of his time.
     
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