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Define Flare in ship construction and its purpose

This article explains that Definition of flare, camber, sheer and thier purposes.

Flare It is the outward curvature of the shell at the forward end of the ship.

a) It increases the reserve of buoyancy at the forward end to give better seaworthiness when pitching.
b) water is dispersed away from the ship when lightly pitching (driver deck)
c)  creates it wider forecastle deck, giving more spaces for the fitting off machinery such as the windlass
d)  allows it cleared up life of the anchor from the water, thuz reducing hul damage by abrasion

Sheer and its purpose

Camber and its purpose

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