Monday, February 22, 2016

Basic Facts about Boats

The boat is one of the oldest type of transportation known that still exists today. In fact, the oldest type of boat was created on the 8,000 B.C. and was called “Pesse Canoe”. It was about 10 feet long made up of a log cut into half and made it into a Canoe.

Even though boats are used for a long time, the Eqyptians were the first to take credit for creating sailboats, it does not use paddle to stroll into the sea but it uses a large cloth which catches the wind which causes the boat to move. For thousand of years, boats have been the fastest boats that was created until 1880s where fuel powered boats were created.

Nowadays, we now have different kinds of boats. We have racing boats, sail boats, kayaks, yachts, catamaran, motorboats, canoes and many more.

How do boats float?


Boats are huge and heavy not including all the loads that comes with it. But how does a boat float? The answer’s simple. Buoyancy!

According to the Wikipedia, Buoyancy is the upward force exerted by a fluid that opposes the weight of an immersed object. For more info about buoyancy, follow this link.

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