righting moment

righting moment

[′rīd·iŋ ‚mō·mənt]
(naval architecture)
The torque which tends to restore a vessel heeled over to its upright position; it is the product of the righting arm and the weight of the vessel.
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Controllable twin foils located forward and aft provide steering control and hydrodynamic lift, while the canting central ballast strut provides a highly efficient righting moment to control heel with a minimum of ballast weight.
based in San Diego, created a radical new appendage design known as Canting Ballast Twin Foil (CBTF[TM]) Technology that uses a canting ballast for righting moment and two articulating foils.
based in San Diego, California, created a radical new appendage design known as Canting Ballast Twin Foil (CBTF[TM]) technology that uses a canting ballast for righting moment and two articulating foils.