How do you know if you ship is experiencing Squat?

How to know if you ship is experiencing Squat?

  • Ship’s steering becomes sluggish. That is it becomes comparatively difficult to steer the ship
  • Engine rpm will decrease to compensate for the load on the engine.
  • The speed of the ship will decrease. I have experienced with 0.7 meters UKC, vessel moving at full ahead only making 6 knots GPS speed.
  • The ship may start to vibrate
  • Mud showing up around ship’s hull
  • Vessel’s rolling and pitching reduced
  • Turning diameter of the vessel increases (it can become as much as twice to that in open sea)

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