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Old 03-10-2006, 03:29 PM
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And beam is measured at the widest point of the boat.
Just as length is measured at the longest point, including beaks.
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I don't know I ain't got none
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I just got this reply from Formula customer service...

"HI Rob,
In measuring the from the deck floor to the bottom of the windshield we come up with 32" of free board. Please let us know if this is not the measurement that you are looking for.

Regards,
Customer Support @
Formula Boats"

So you tell me that only us HP boaters think this is the use of the term???

Hey, if Formula wants to define free board, it's their perogative, they can define this new phrase however they please.

But for them to single-handedly, in their 50 years of existance, redefine freeboard - which is a term that has been around for centuries - that takes some big ones.
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FR... don't forget Formula sells alot more than HP boats.
Yeah... you should see the freeboard on the PC series.
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But.... freeboard is measured with the boat in the water. It's relative to bouyancy.
That is what I found confusing. Some manufacturers list freeboard in their specs. I always wondered how they did that? Salt or fresh water, big block or small block, 1 or 4 passengers?
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That is what I found confusing. Some manufacturers list freeboard in their specs. I always wondered how they did that? Salt or fresh water, big block or small block, 1 or 4 passengers?
Probably an average of test boats?
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That is what I found confusing. Some manufacturers list freeboard in their specs. I always wondered how they did that? Salt or fresh water, big block or small block, 1 or 4 passengers?
And at what point are they measuring?
I'm guessing its the highest point on the boat when in water, not the lowest.

I would think a 38TG, when at rest at the dock, would be about 3 1/2ft high(out of the water) at its highest point.
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This has to be the craziest thread ever on OSO. Five pages dedicated to discussion of definitions with quotes from a very reputable boat builders customer service department…

Well to clear things up...... The depth of Freeboard (D) is the moulded depth amidships, plus the thickness of the freeboard deck stringer plate, where fitted, plus T(L-S) if the exposed freeboard deck is sheathed, L

where T is the mean thickness of the exposed sheathing clear of deck openings, and S is the total of superstructures as defined in sub-paragraph (10) (d) of this regulation.

Freeboard or the assigned freeboard is the distance measured vertically downwards amidships from the upper edge of the deck line to the upper edge of the related load line/ ITC waterline

Of course this is all ICCL convention stuff which was adopted in 1966 and not even close to applicable to recreational boats, but if you want to define words here you go.

Maybe now we can talk about length and length between perpendiculars or breadth and beam to drag this thread to ten pages……..
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And here I thought freeboard was a free piece of wood
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basically its the side height above water
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