The point, on the fore and aft line of a vessel at which the upward force of buoyancy acts. It is measured from amidships either forward or aft.

Related Terms

RESTRICTOR

A device for producing a deliberate pressure drop or resistance in a line by reducing the cross-sectional flow area.

AFT

Back of the vessel.

ASTERN

A backward movement of a vessel

ATHWARTSHIP

Across the ship, at right angles to the fore-and-aft centerline

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.

AFFREIGHTMENT

A hiring of a vessel

COMPRESSOR

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into pneumatic flow power.

CATAMARAN

A double hulled vessel

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