VIDEO: Understanding water ballast in a boat
USED by a growing number of boat builders, water ballast is the perfect way to combine the soft-riding benefits of a deep-V hull with great stability at rest.
While there are plenty of gimmicks out there, effective water ballast is about placing the right volume (mass of water) in the right place to optimise stability.
Text book physics dictates high-volume, centreline keel ballast is the most effective form of water ballast in a true deep-V hull... and on-water experience proves it.
Check out this video to understand the important role water ballast plays in high-performance boat design...
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