Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-06-2014, 08:28   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 48
Way to measure interior space (volume) on a boat

I'm looking more at interior volume rather than just how many feet a boat is. With the changes in the width of sterns now a much shorter boat may have as much living space as an older but longer boat.

Does anyone know of a site that would measure this for comparisons?

Thanks
__________________

__________________
gcaskew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2014, 08:31   #2
Moderator
 
a64pilot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Albany Ga.
Boat: Island Packet 38
Posts: 17,027
Re: Way to measure interior space (volume) on a boat

Even if you get a cu ft measurement, it wont mean as much as you might think.
Some boats use space much more efficiently than others, have much better storage etc.
Some seem to be more about interior design from an appearance perspective and have lots of un-usable space
__________________

__________________
a64pilot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2014, 09:12   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,334
Re: Way to measure interior space (volume) on a boat

The waterline length gets you almost there. Combine that with beam and you are close enough. Take a look at the interior volume of like an Allmand Sail 31. Maybe not great boats but very nicely done interior setup.
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2014, 13:59   #4
Registered User
 
Hydra's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lorient, Brittany, France
Boat: Gib'Sea 302, 30' - Hydra
Posts: 1,229
Re: Way to measure interior space (volume) on a boat

Another measurement of volume is tonnage (not displacement): one ton equals 100 cubic feet (2.83 cubic meters) of internal volume.

My boat's tonnage is 8 tons but her displacement is about 3.5 (metric) tonnes.

Alain
__________________
Hydra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2014, 15:10   #5
Registered User
 
TeddyDiver's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Arctic Ocean
Boat: Under construction 35' ketch
Posts: 1,826
Images: 2
Re: Way to measure interior space (volume) on a boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by gcaskew View Post
I'm looking more at interior volume rather than just how many feet a boat is. With the changes in the width of sterns now a much shorter boat may have as much living space as an older but longer boat.

Does anyone know of a site that would measure this for comparisons?

Thanks
How about a book instead of a site?
Seriously, in a good book you will find good solutions for the quest, explained with their advantages and drawbacks, how to use them and what you can do with the results.
BR Teddy
__________________
TeddyDiver is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2014, 16:19   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,334
Re: Way to measure interior space (volume) on a boat

Due to the many variables, there is no set rule. You would have to look at the line drawings with the cross sections and use calculus.
Not sure if Teddy is talking about registration or document tonnage or what. But Doc tonnage is just a very wild rough estimate based on rectangular volume.
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2014, 20:57   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Australia
Boat: 21 ft sail boat
Posts: 347
Re: Way to measure interior space (volume) on a boat

Fill the interior of the boat with water. Pump it out and measure it's volume
__________________
Adventurebound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2014, 21:00   #8
Registered User
 
haiqu's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Somewhere on Australia's east coast.
Boat: 'Keppelena' Hartley Queenslander 33'
Posts: 465
Re: Way to measure interior space (volume) on a boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adventurebound View Post
Fill the interior of the boat with water. Pump it out and measure it's volume
Damn, that's what I was going to suggest. SNAP!
__________________
http://www.cruiserswiki.org - Moderator

"The cure for anything is salt water... sweat, tears, or the sea" -- Isak Dinesen
haiqu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2014, 23:23   #9
Registered User
 
TeddyDiver's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Arctic Ocean
Boat: Under construction 35' ketch
Posts: 1,826
Images: 2
Re: Way to measure interior space (volume) on a boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheechako View Post
Due to the many variables, there is no set rule. You would have to look at the line drawings with the cross sections and use calculus.
Not sure if Teddy is talking about registration or document tonnage or what. But Doc tonnage is just a very wild rough estimate based on rectangular volume.
I was talking about the good old Skene's. Lines and drawings
__________________
TeddyDiver is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2014, 23:58   #10
Registered User
 
Ryan H's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Boat: Grampian 26, Mercury 15, Formosa 41
Posts: 264
Images: 3
Re: Way to measure interior space (volume) on a boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adventurebound View Post
Fill the interior of the boat with water. Pump it out and measure it's volume
nah, water is heavy. Use ping pong balls. That way you'll be able to refloat yourself if you ever sink.

Sent from my SGPT12 using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________

__________________
Ryan H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
interior

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
boat pricing verse volume sailorboy1 Dollars & Cents 2 02-02-2012 12:38
Charging for Berth Space in Wrong Way? Factor General Sailing Forum 15 15-07-2009 03:44
How to measure the size of jib hanks phorvati Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 3 12-11-2006 10:09
How to Measure Complex Curves? ssullivan Construction, Maintenance & Refit 6 07-02-2006 08:35



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:20.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.