She had a lot of freeboard, and carried two lug-sails and a small mizzen.
The canoe tipped inch by inch, and the boiling water crept up its freeboard.
This weight was actually exceeded by 100 tons, which left a freeboard of only 20 inches when the ship sailed on her first voyage.
The new cruiser has a freeboard of about four feet above water.
She is a craft of some three thousand tons, broad of beam and with plenty of freeboard.
Another serious defect in many cruising boats is want of freeboard.
She had a freeboard of about three hundred feet and the top of her funnel was out of sight in the clouds like an Alp.
Farther on, in speaking of handling in rough water, I shall explain the advantages of freeboard.
It was long, narrow, and low in freeboard and was fitted with a centerboard.
This, however, I was not surprised at, for—as nearly as I could judge—the felucca showed barely nine inches of freeboard!