Handy Guide number 26 published by the Institute

The handy guide, ‘What a marine surveyor needs to know about metacentric stability, the inclining experiment, heel and rolling tests’, authored by Elliott Berry FIIMS, covers an area that for many marine surveyors remains something of a dark art. Yet understanding stability and its theory as well as in practical terms as to why a vessel floats is something all surveyors must understand fully.

The handy guide is presented in four distinct parts:
Part 1 – The inclining experiment
Part 2 – A typical inclining experiment report for a steel yacht
Part 3 – An approximate determination of a small vessel’s stability by means of the rolling period tests
Part 4 – The statical stability and stability criteria

An experienced practicing marine surveying practitioner, Elliott presents the theory using a number of formulae backed by helpful diagrams and illustrations to show what the marine surveyor should do and be aware of when conducting inclining experiments and heel tests.

‘What a marine surveyor needs to know about metacentric stability, the inclining experiment, heel and rolling tests’ is an essential companion for experienced and less experienced marine surveyors alike.

This handy guide, which runs to 36 pages, is only available in downloadable pdf format and is priced at just £10. Click here for more information and to buy a copy.

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