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freeboard

the space or distance between the deck of a vessel and the waterline

freeboard

[¦frē‚bȯrd]
(analytical chemistry)
The space provided above the resin bed in an ion-exchange column to allow for expansion of the bed during backwashing.
(chemical engineering)
In a fluidized-bed reactor, the space between the top of the reaction bed and the top of the reactor.
(civil engineering)
The height between normal water level and the crest of a dam or the top of a flume.
(engineering)
The vertical distance in a water tank between the maximum water level and the top of the tank.
(naval architecture)
The vertical distance from the intersection of the top of the freeboard deck amidships with the outer surface of the side plating to the upper edge of the summer load line, or in general terms, the distance from the waterline to the deck.

freeboard

In a water tank, the vertical distance between the maximum water level and the top of the tank.
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When added to the high freeboard in her hull, I found the helm and cockpit position provides the skipper and crew with a feeling of great security and comfort when at sea.
A vapour rinse is followed by a dwell in the freeboard to complete the drying process.
* Determine the distance from the gangway hinge to top of the dock at ELW--"Gangway Hinge Elevation"--ELW Elevation = Freeboard (FB) in feet.
A Single Piece infusion (SPI) hull floats as shallow as 13 inches, yet a self-bailing cockpit and 18 inches of interior freeboard allow for beach and nearshore fishing.
The BX650 is available in several body lengths to accommodate variations in tank depth and freeboard.
The 31.7's hull is typically Finot - a very long waterline, full and deep bow sections, full sections above the waterline, a very wide stern, lots of beam and high freeboard.
2.2 - Dead load freeboard of each pier shall be noted on the submittal drawings and at the end of the five-year warranty period shall be within 2 in.
A flood berm to protect the lower townsite of Fort McMurray to the one-in-100-year ice jam flood elevation, plus freeboard.
Sundance ramped-up freeboard and fishing amenities on the 21-footer, while still providing a shallow draft (9 inches) for intra coastal waters.
Finally, tubes dwell in the freeboard area to dry, where the HFE condenses onto the refrigerated cooling coils to return via a water separator to sump 1; contaminated solvent is then displaced into the boiling sump.
The hull freeboard is high and the shape seems to have more than enough reserve buoyancy to take a full load of cruising gear without reducing bridgedeck clearance too much or sinking the transoms; two very common problems with such boats.
Contract notice: class follow-up and renewal of the freeboard certificates of the dgddi naval units