prismatic 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 shape the length of the boat's waterline with a cross-section of the immersed midship section. A boat with a high prismatic is full ended and one with a low number is fine ended.

Jeremy Lines

Subjects: Maritime History.

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