Height of Center of Mass and Boat Mobility
In a boat, is it true that the higher the centre of mass,
the slower the vessel's rolling ability? Thanks for any help in
On the contrary, the higher the center of mass above the water-line, the more
easily she will tip over (heel), especially if she happens to be a sail boat.
The speed at which the boat returns to even keep (her quickness), depends upon
how the mass is distributed around the center of mass and not location of the
center of gravity per se.
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