The Importance of Seakeeping Analysis •

The Importance of Seakeeping Analysis

[Posted on April 2nd 2014 by Bill Stewart]


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If you have a watercraft, then the main thing you may think about is how much fun you have with the vessel. While this is important, you should always be aware of the safety. This is why it is important to have a Seakeeping Analysis done. There are a few things to keep in mind with this.

What is Done With This?

One of the best ways to see how important this analysis truly is is to see what all is done with this. The environment will be analyzed as this plays a pivotal role with any watercraft. With this they will look at the way the ship responds to different situations  as well as factors that may affect seakeeping with the boat or ship. This could include aspects such as the size, stability, displacement and more. One of the biggest things they look at is the human factor as this is what will play the biggest role when you are out on the water.

Chances are it is Needed

Another thing to keep in mind is that you may be required to have a seakeeping analysis done. It may be required by the government in order to get the proper licenses for your watercraft. You may also find that the insurance on the boat requires you to have this. Since it tells where the weaknesses are on the boat the insurance company will be able to fully understand the risk of insuring the vessel.

Perfect for Buying or Selling

When you are buying a boat or ship, especially if it is used, you want to make sure you understand the condition the boat is in and this analysis is one of the ways you can do it. It will help you to understand whether this is something you want to invest in or not. It is also a great tool to use when you are comparing different boats. When you go to sell your boat or ship, it is good to have this analysis done and handy as it will help to sell the boat faster as sellers will know what to expect with this vessel.

Whether you are dealing with a personal boat or a large ship for your business needs, it is important that you have a seakeeping analysis done on it. This will ensure that you understand the issues the boat has and the ways that you can correct this. When you take your boat out, even if it is to single point moorings you want to make sure you are safe as possible and that is the main reason for the analysis.

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