Originally Posted by TropicCat
The displacement of a vessel is equal to the weight of water it displaces when afloat.
It is not a boat's "weight"
it is OK...
you have proven your "knowledge" - thank you!
i suggest that you should do some homework in physics...
This post is in error. "....The Catalac was DELIBERATELY rammed and sunk. This was at the insistence of the owners wife who believed that the storm was some sort of intergalactic struggle between the forces of good and evil. She wrote a book about the incident which was, errr, interesting reading! The boat had been doing pretty well in the hands of folks who were seriously lacking in experience and good judgement...."
She survived the storm just fine.
it was rammed deliberately?
couldn't get rid of the boat soon enough - eh?
if she sank, she did not survive... and nobody could tell if she would have.