Appendix A: Sample Stability Information Booklet

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A 1 General Particulars

  • Ship's name
  • Official Number¹
  • Port of Registry¹
  • Owner's Name and Address
  • Class²
  • Builder
  • Date Construction Started
  • Dimensions
Length overall including bowsprit
Length on waterline
Maximum beam
Depth ³
Displacement fully laden
Draught fully laden 4
Minimum freeboard
Gross tonnage


A 2 Arrangement of Sections

This booklet is arranged in sections so that the most essential matters are brought to the user's attention first.

Section 1- Operational Information This section contains guidance intended to ensure that the level of stability may be judged with reference to a recomrnended maximum steady angle of heel to prevent downflooding in gusts and squalls.

Section 2 - Technical Data and Loading Conditions This section details the loading conditions upon which the recommended heeling angles are based.

Section 3 - Reference Information This section contains basic information which is necessary for the calculations in Sections 1 and 2. It is not necessary for the skipper to refer to this part but the Beaufort scale and the metric/imperial conversion table may be useful.



¹ These only apply if the vessel is registered.



² If standard design.

³ Depth is measured form dect at side to underside of keel amidships or to bottom of canoe body where a fin keel is fitted.

4 Where a fin keel is fitted, draught should be presented to the underside of keel and to the underside of canoe body

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