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Buoyancy can be described in nautical terms as the factor which keeps an object afloat in a body of water. This is determined by a calculation that entails its density by volume as compared to that of the water it will displace. There are many aspects that affect buoyancy including the volume of a boat's hull, its weight, and even the type of water. Salt water is more buoyant than fresh water.

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Buoyancy is basically the ability of a boat or some other object to float above the water without sinking.

Context


Boats, life jackets and safety beacons are among the primary objects of concern when it comes remaining afloat.

Conclusion


Boaters should be aware of buoyancy factors when it comes to navigating shallow waters or heavy seas. A professional surveyor should be consulted of unsure of such conditions.

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