Modern Ship & Shipbuilding Terminology

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Metacenter: The point of intersection (M) of the vertical line through the Center of Buoyancy (B - centroid of the displaced volume of water) and the centreline of the hull. To ensure that a ship will come upright when she is heeled (listing) the Metacentre must be above the Centre of Gravity (G) of the hull.
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The more distance between the Metacenter and Center of Gravity, also called the Metaheight, the more 'stable' the hull.

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