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tirant d'eau= 5 m

English translation: draft

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French term or phrase:tirage d'eau
English translation:draft
Entered by: Alexandra Hague
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00:59 Jul 31, 2001
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French term or phrase: tirant d'eau= 5 m
Technical specs. for a trimaran.
Could this be "centreboard down"?
Alexandra Hague
Local time: 12:40
draught (GB) / draft (US) = 5 m
Explanation:
This is a direct quote from the dictionary! I'm not an expert ...

tirant d'eau (nautisme): draught GB, draft US
avoir un tirant d'eau de six mètres: to draw six metres.

HTH
Mary
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Mary Worby
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Local time: 11:40
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Thanks Mary. I had actually figured it out. The measurement I have is draft with the centreboard down. Thanks for your help.
Alix
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nadraught (GB) / draft (US) = 5 m
Mary Worby


  

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draught (GB) / draft (US) = 5 m


Explanation:
This is a direct quote from the dictionary! I'm not an expert ...

tirant d'eau (nautisme): draught GB, draft US
avoir un tirant d'eau de six mètres: to draw six metres.

HTH
Mary


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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:40
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Thanks Mary. I had actually figured it out. The measurement I have is draft with the centreboard down. Thanks for your help.
Alix
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Explanation:
"dérive" is "daggerboard" on this boat if you're talking about the floats.

What's the difference, I hear you cry? A centerboard is basically an unballasted keel that can be swung up to enhance performance of reduce draft. The daggerboard does the same job but it slides up and down in its housing.

(Many of these boats are opting for foils rather than daggerboards...)





    Experience working in a sail loft, and working for naval architects
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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