You might have often come across the term moulded dimensions?
To understand better, simply observe the ring on your hand, it has a inner diameter which = to the size of your finger and then it has a thickness / outer diameter. This inner diameter will be termed as as the moulded dimension i.e moulded diameter.
Here are some of the moulded dimensions that you will come across on a regular basis,
- Moulded beam is measured at midships and is the maximum moulded breadth of the ship.
- Moulded depth is measured at midships and is the depth from base line to the underside of the deck at the ship’s side.
- Moulded draught is measured at midships and is the depth from the base line to the summer load line.
- Base line is a horizontal line drawn at the top of the keel plate.