CAPSIZING/SWAMPING ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS OF SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT BOATS FOR 1974 SEASON, VOLUME I. RESEARCH REPORT

The report addresses small, lightweight recreational boats that were involved in capsizing and swamping accidents. Accidents involving these boats are of particular importance to the U.S. Coast Guard because they represent about 50 percent of all recreational boating accident fatalities. The report presents related information on those twelve boats involved in accidents that were chosen for an in-depth study. Evaluation criteria, methodology, analysis and conclusions are presented. The dynamic stability of each boat is evaluated along with other factors that contributed to the accident such as freeboard, carelessness and overloading. Low dynamic stability and freeboard appear to be major contributing factors to those accidents investigated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wyle Laboratories

    7800 Governors Drive West
    Huntsville, AL  United States  35805

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Sautkulis, C
    • Knack, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092981
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., USCG-D-141-75
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-40672-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1976 12:00AM