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3.6. Manufacturer's maximum recommended load PDF Print E-mail

Essential requirement:
The manufacturer's maximum recommended load (fuel, water, provisions, miscellaneous equipment and people (in kilograms)) for which the boat was designed, shall be determined according to the design category (section 1), stability and freeboard (section 3.2) and buoyancy and flotation (section 3.3).

Harmonized standard:
EN ISO 14946:2001/AC:2005 Small craft - Maximum load capacity

Example calculation for manufacturer’s maximum recommended load:

The number of persons at 75 kg each:        
…………… kg
Provisions & personal effects …………… kg
Stores, spare gear and cargo …………… kg
Life raft: …………… kg
Other small boats carried aboard: …………… kg
Margin for future additions: …………… kg +
Maximum recommended load: ………… kg
As shown on builders plate
Water in fixed tanks …………… kg
Fuel in fixed tanks …………… kg +
Maximum total load ………… kg As used for stability calculation

Note: The specific gravity for diesel is 0.86 kg/ltr and for fresh water is 1.0 kg/ltr.

xls Maximum load calculations

 
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