CWL? (from a table of offsets)

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by samh, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. samh
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    samh Junior Member

    I have a table of offsets in front of me that lists heights as "from cwl to outside planking"

    What the heck is cwl?

    A search of the forums gives the following Cwl = Awp/LB, but I think that is sort of putting the chicken before the egg in this case.. IE how do you get a waterplane shape before you have heights to work from?

  2. Dutch Peter
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    Dutch Peter Senior Member

    CWL is normally: Construction Water Line, the, by the designer, estimated waterline. It is not uncommon that measurements are related to that waterline.
    I hope this clarifies things!
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