block coefficient

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In naval architecture a measure of a hull's fineness. It compares the boat's actual displaced volume with that of a rectangular block of the same length, breadth, and mean depth as the immersed hull. A boat with a high block coefficient is full bodied and one with a low number is fine bodied.

Jeremy Lines

Subjects: Maritime History.

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