### A question about Waterlines

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**Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:37 am**So being no different then my last two builds I am pouring over the plans for my next attempt.

For my last two builds I followed the plans, had great results and really didn't try to figure out "stuff" that was not necessary for what I was doing. I did make some modifications to my last build so did have the calculator out a few times to recalculate displacement etc but again, only figured out what I needed to know and ignored other pieces of information contained on the blueprints.

Anyhow, looking at my current plans there is two waterlines. The Design Water Line (DWL), which I understand completely. I even ran the calculations for that based on how I planned on rigging the boat. The weight of the passengers and other "stuff" we would have on board and came within less than 20 pounds of the displacement estimated by Glen when he designed it. So totally understand "that line" and what it's (purpose is).

But there is also a WL-2 noted on one sheet. I dug out the few books I have, spent a few hours on google etc but could not get a coherent explanation as to what this additional water line is telling me if anything?

Is this simply a reference line or is there some importance to it?

For my last two builds I followed the plans, had great results and really didn't try to figure out "stuff" that was not necessary for what I was doing. I did make some modifications to my last build so did have the calculator out a few times to recalculate displacement etc but again, only figured out what I needed to know and ignored other pieces of information contained on the blueprints.

Anyhow, looking at my current plans there is two waterlines. The Design Water Line (DWL), which I understand completely. I even ran the calculations for that based on how I planned on rigging the boat. The weight of the passengers and other "stuff" we would have on board and came within less than 20 pounds of the displacement estimated by Glen when he designed it. So totally understand "that line" and what it's (purpose is).

But there is also a WL-2 noted on one sheet. I dug out the few books I have, spent a few hours on google etc but could not get a coherent explanation as to what this additional water line is telling me if anything?

Is this simply a reference line or is there some importance to it?