The plans for my Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff has the Designed Waterline (DWL) drawn on it. Is this the same thing as LWL (Load Waterline), meaning where the boat sits in the water with a normal load?
Is the DWL where you would paint your waterline or would you put the painted waterline an inch or above it to keep the topside paint out of the water?

Slightly confused,