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Loading Cargo

Have you ever travelled on a large vehicle ferry? How are the vehicles loaded? Why do you think it matters which vehicles go on first or where they are put on the car deck?If you are loading cargo (into a rucksack, onto a boat, onto a plane etc.) it’s important to balance the load. If the load isn’t balanced properly, not only is there danger of tipping over, it impairs movement.

In this unit learners will explore the balancing point of a boat when adding cargo and how this can be overcome with a keel (particularly a weighted one).

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