Heel

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Heel

Heel or list arises from an induced heeling moment, causing the vessel to rotate about its longitudinal axis. A ship who is down on the port side will be said to be heeled, or listing, to port. Sailboats often operate with considerable amounts of list, however for most other vessels it is desirable to minimize the amount of heeling which occurs.

Heeling Moments

see heeling moments

  • Lifting over the side
  • Towing
  • Fire fighting
  • Windage
  • Wave action (rolling)
  • Sails drawing
  • Flooding
  • Heeling tanks
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