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    Re: A Voyage in Southern Seas
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2011 Jun 13, 19:11 -0700

    Yes, of course you are right, but it is rather easier to visualise the righting couple of the (changing) upward force of buoyancy and the downward force of gravity, while the transverse metacentre is the height to which the centre of mass may rise and still permit the vessel to have a righting tendency.

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