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Some water in the hull is inevitable; that's why bilge pumps and bailing buckets were invented. But a constant inflow of water is a bad sign; you may have a leak somewhere.

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What type of sailboat is hull?

A sailboat without a sail is but a hull of itself.

How do you find hull speed of a sailboat?

To determine the hull speed of a sailboat, multiply the square root of the length at the water line by 1.34. The answer will be in nautical miles per hour.

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A sailboat will have positive buoyancy if the weight of the boat is less than the weight of the water it takes the place of. The weight of the water that is being occupied by the hull is displacement.

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The hull of a boat is the body of the boat. it is the part of the boat in the water. excluding the mast, boom, sail, rudder, keel, etc.

What is the hull of a submarine?

The hull is the outer shell or the metal skin of the submarine that protects the inner area from the outside water.

What is a hull for the Titanic?

The hull of the Titanic, and for any ship, is the outer shell of metal that sorrounds the ship and protects it from the water outisde and provides a vessel to float in the water.

How wind and water work together with the sailboat?

Wind and Water are the main elements that help the boat to sail. Water helps the barge or hull to push forward and the wind gives extra speed.

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What is a casing deck on a submarine?

A casing deck is another term for a submarine's superstructure hull, which is the outer hull that protects the inner pressure hull. Using a thermos bottle as an analogy, the inner container where liquid goes would be the pressure hull, and the outer case which protects it the superstructure, or outer hull.

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That depends on what length Sunfish you are referring to.

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What is a blue water sailboat?

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What is the hull speed for a Catalina 22 sailboat?

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You were given a boat that has water in the haul frozen what should you look for to make sure it is safe to use?

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Does a heeling sailboat have less hull surface contacting the water than a boat on an even keel?

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