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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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Deck Area of Boats of Class II

1. The area of the deck of a decked boat shah be determined by the method indicated below or by any other method giving the same degree of accuracy. The same rule is to be applied in determining the area within the fixed bulwarks of a boat of Class II (a). 2. For example, the surface in square metres (or square feet) of a boat may be deemed to be given by the following formula :—

l being the length in metres (or in feet) from the intersection of the outside of the planking with the stem to the corresponding point at the stern post. a, b, c, d, e denote the horizontal breadths in metres (or in feet) outside the planking at the points obtained by dividing l into four equal parts and sub-dividing the foremost and aftermost parts into two equal parts (a and e being the breadths at the extreme sub-divisions, c at the middle point of the length, and b and d at the intermediate points). Regulation XXXII

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