November 13, 2013 at 13:28 #37032joseParticipant
Where can I find the Metacentric Height (GM) of my model?
The software only gives you the distance from the keel to the metacentre (KM) value.
November 14, 2013 at 13:34 #37037MarvenKeymaster
Simply subtract VCG to obtain your GM, where VCG is the height of the center of gravity above the base line.GM = KM – VCG
November 15, 2013 at 06:57 #37047joseParticipant
Oh, OK, thanks!
I didn’t see VCG value in the Hydrostatics report the other day.
Found it now. 🙂
November 17, 2013 at 12:45 #37051MarvenKeymaster
vcg is not a hydrostatics property, it is the vertical center of the weigt of the vessel. this should be calculated or estimated by you
November 28, 2014 at 03:52 #37413Denis PrattParticipant
Not only is VCG very important and must be closely estimated by the designer, but the weight and LCG is also very important.
For planing hulls the weight and LCG leads to initial trim and a bad initial trim is one thing no one wants.
Usually after a boat is built and fitted out the only simple way to correct a case of bad trim is to add weight.
A “no-no” for planning boats performance and carrying around extra weight for any boat is only adding to fuel consumption or speed loss.
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