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post #12 of Old 05-28-2009
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Zero Buoyancy means that you have no buoyancy and have sunk.
What you should be asking about is positive buoyancy... Then you will be afloat.
You also want positive stability to stay upright.
Neutral stability is the stability of a ball. Any point on that sphere is up.
Negative stability is where you will capsize sooner or later... usually sooner.
Hopefully I have started you on your studies of Ship's stability.

Now I believe you want to lighten ship for a speed run. Which is a different animal all together. But when you do, pay strict attention to your stability or you may just capsize as you start out on your speed run.

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