If a boat is overweighted, she jerks

“If a boat is overweighted, she jerks, will not sail fast & does not heel away from the wind & so constantly takes seas over her & is at all times wet… If ballast is too low it makes vessels stiff & they roll heavily & jerkily. Again if it is spread all along the bottom as in the Caird instead of being piled up in the centre, it makes her pitch very heavily.”

— Frank Worsley

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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