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Old 03-09-2006, 11:02 AM
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Here's what can happen if there's not enough freeboard:

LOL - there are "nuns", "cans" and the newest buoy... the "reggie"
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:04 AM
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Fortunately my hull was ripped off from a Cig mold...

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If you want more freeboard, it is because you want to be deeper in the boat. Pantera now cuts 4" or so out from under the bolster so you can stand a bit deeper in the boat. This is also why you see the bolster really stick out past a boats sheer line.
Here is a good pic of low freeboard.
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And here is a pic of deep freeboard.
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:43 AM
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I'm a visual kind of guy, so here goes:
The problem I have w/ this picture(of fountain and cig) is just that the fountains stern sits so low in the water.
This doesn't necessarily mean that you don't sit deep enough in the boat, which is what we are concerned about.
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:58 AM
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The problem I have w/ this picture(of fountain and cig) is just that the fountains stern sits so low in the water.
This doesn't necessarily mean that you don't sit deep enough in the boat, which is what we are concerned about.
I agree, even though the technical term of freeboard is to the waterline most are concerned with how deep you are in the boat.
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The side of the hull measured from the top of the gunwale to the waterline.

If I fall of the boat tomorrow, will you still remember me?
Because you don't have much freeboard....
I could fall into the sea....
So don't you turn quite so sharply...
Or that splash you hear will be me....

When I saw you had no freeboard...
I shoulda worn a PFD.... A Pfdee eee eee eee ee e e ee eeee

Shoulda worn a PFD, Lord.

Shoulda worn a PFD....
Heeeeuuuuuuuuuu ... Whats a gunwall?
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:16 PM
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In rough water it also makes a big difference when a big wave comes up behind you when you're moving slowly along.

I've been on a few boats, no names, that sit low in the water that got swamped and washed water over the swim platform, onto the sun pad and almost into the cockpit.

On one eventful trip the boat with low freeboard was taking waves from the beam and all the water was going into the vents and causing the motors to stall, it was like the motors were playing hot potato.

Everyone on board ran into the cabin and pulled out the ugly orange life jackets for the rest of the ride, were cold and soaking wet.
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The problem I have w/ this picture(of fountain and cig) is just that the fountains stern sits so low in the water.
This doesn't necessarily mean that you don't sit deep enough in the boat, which is what we are concerned about.
That's what I would consider "cockpit depth."

Actually, what I'm concerned with is how high a wave must be before it crashes over the side of my boat, but that's not really relevant.


free·board
1. Nautical. The distance between the water line and the freeboard deck of a ship.
2. The distance between normal water level and the top of a structure, such as a dam, that impounds or restrains water.
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In all the boats mentioned thus far... I think it should be expensive board.
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