Wooden Houseboat Design stability

Discussion in 'Stability' started by AwJees, Aug 30, 2021.

  1. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    you mean heeling effect from the wind; not sail effect, no?

    the problem with large high, unneeded spaces on a boat is they make it very difficult to not become a sail and so most houseboats do not go out in over 15 knot winds or they route plan away from large expanses of open water to avoid going sideways

    I believe you are referring to heeling only. The windage issue can certainly result in heeling and going over in heavy seas, but it is important to understand all the effects of higher than needed structures. Just getting blown sideways is also a problem; the next part is going over!
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  2. Heimfried
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    Heimfried Senior Member

    You are right. I was dealing only with the aspect of boat hydrostatics. That means the floating position of the boat is defined by heel, trim and draught. There is calm water, no wind, no current, no waves. And it is just the very first step towards the answer if a boat is stable in real circumstances.
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