Is there an equation to predict what the water line of a boat will be without passengers?
(ow far up the side of the boat the water will rise)
(How far up the side of the boat the water will rise)
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
it uses the total weight of the boat,
the boat will displace the amount of water that the boat weighs.
so if it is a 100 pound boat, it will be in the water up to the point where it has moved 100 pounds of water out of the way.
if it is a totally square boat, the math will be easy,
if it is a real boat, there are lots of curved surfaces that will make it hard to figure out how much volume it will take up in the water for a specific water line.