Major Modifications and Stability
No two vessels’ stability characteristics are the same.
Some vessels have similar stability but the stability of one vessel is never identical to another. Even so-called “sister” vessels will likely have different stability features.
The specifics of a vessel’s stability are determined by aspects such as hull form, displacement, freeboard, centre of gravity and vessel operations. For fishing vessels, operations would include such things as amount of fishing gear carried, where it ...
Stability Assessments: Your Best Option for Vessel Safety
Stability is an ongoing topic of discussion in the fishing industry.
Knowing about the stability characteristics and limitations of your vessel is probably the single most important safety consideration for any vessel owner. Most vessel owners and operators have a reasonable understanding of stability, but the value of having a stability analysis completed for your vessel cannot be overstated.
Vessel operators with years of experience on a particular boat certainly have the skill and ...
Improving Maintenance, Improves Safety
Safety first is a term you hear often, but is not always practiced.
Although most vessel owners have safety at the forefront of their thoughts when operating their vessel, “there is always room for improvement,” as the saying goes.
One way to improve safety is to practice good preventative maintenance, to ensure your vessel is well-prepared for the season or the trip ahead.
There is often reluctance to invest into maintenance when there may not be any apparent reason to spend the ...