As a Navigator, I promise to do my best to create a world free of prejudice and ignorance.
-Assume the average sailor weighs 75 lbs.
-Assume a wet boat weighs 100 lbs (conservative)
-Total weight = 75 x 8 + 100 = 700 lbs
-Density of water is .036 lbs/inch^3
-700 lbs will displace 19,444 inch^3 of water
-40 x 60 x Depth = 19,444 inch^3
-Depth = 8 inch - this is how much the boat will sink with all sailors aboard
-Recommended raft height is 14 inches - leaves 6 inches above water
-If we opt for a longer boat, we can reduce the height.
Our next meetings are April 15th and 29th, so check back in to see what we are up to in Navigators!!
NoVES Navigator Year in Review
NoVES Navigators (Chapter 99) have been an active troop since summer of 2015. We have three Scout leaders and plan an event every month during the school year. The age range for our Navigators is first through sixth grade and currently about 20 Scouts are enrolled in our chapter.
We earned 6 badges our first year/18 months 2015-2016 and 9 badges in 2017. Our last badge ceremony was in January 2018. We are undertaking a huge STEM inspired project in the Spring of 2018. We are learning about buoyancy, structural integrity, rowing and teamwork as we prepare to enter the Cardboard Boat Regatta at Lake Accotink in Fairfax this June!
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