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Old 02-04-2022, 23:00   #106
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Re: What is a Ton in Boat Weight

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Over 59 years since I first went to sea and I had to wait for this thread to see the word 'mass' used when discussing 'tonnage'.
An obscure comment. By someone else who did not read the thread?
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Old 02-04-2022, 23:55   #107
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As a Transport Canada Appointed and IMO Tonnage Measurer I think I have a clue

PS. Displacement tons are irrelevant to Tonnage Measurement.
As a matter of interest what system do they use on the registration papers for vessels in the USA, metric or imperial?

i.e for length, GT, displacement?
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As a matter of interest what system do they use on the registration papers for vessels in the USA, metric or imperial?

i.e for length, GT, displacement?

GT is neither metric nor imperial but can be calculated usng either metric or imperial units. Whichever system of units is used you end up with the same Gross Tonnage number.
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Re: What is a Ton in Boat Weight

I was always under the impression that the weight of a boat was the weight of the amount of water it displaces?
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I was always under the impression that the weight of a boat was the weight of the amount of water it displaces?
You need to look back at the thread. There have been some good explanations given that tell the difference between displacement tonnage and registered tonnage. They are two very different matters.
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Okay! Maybe I had too many whiskys!
Now that depends on how many ounces / milliliters you poured per serving of whiskey!


So to hijack this thread further, how much whiskey should one include per drink and should that be measured in mass or volume?



Now for an interesting story, linked below one can read how to properly age a whiskey by transporting such on a boat so as to allow it to slosh in the barrel and thus accelerate the flavoring. A story about Ocean Aged Jefferson Whiskey. Every well stocked boat's nautical liquor cabinet should have a bottle.

Lost At Sea, Deliberately: A Whiskey Aged On A Well-Traveled Boat
by Abram Brown Forbes Staff

Aug 13, 2014


https://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambr...h=44f477d47b51

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