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FLOTATION

Flotation standards for recreational boats.

First a note about the reasons behind theflotation standards. Why is all this stuff necessary?

The following video covers the capacity aand flotation standards, and testing.

Watch a Power Point Presentation on Flotation. (5.3 MB This is a downloadable file.  You must have Microsoft Power Point to view this.) It can also be viewed at http://slideplayer.com/slide/4026794/

Select from the following list:

Level Flotation : Mono-hulled boats under 20 feet in length, with outboards greater than 2 HP.

Modified Level Flotation : Mono-hulled boats under 20 feet in length, with 2 HP or less, or manually propelled.

Basic Flotation : Mono-hull inboard motorboats under 20 feet in length.

Flotation Testing

 

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