Displacement vs. weight.
I have a general question based on nothing more than logic. It involves the actual weight of a boat vs. its displacement. My logic tells me that the displacement is the amount of water weight that is "displaced" by the boat in the water. As a hull weighs more it displaces more to the point where if the hull weight = the displaced weight it would sit at the gunwales in water. So again, logically thinking, a baot has to weigh less than it's displacement to float. My question is...is this a true statement?
Not taking into consideration movement, just statically flaoting.
"The desire to build a house is the tired wish of a man content thenceforward with a single anchorage. The desire to build a boat is the desire of youth, unwilling yet to accept the idea of a final resting place." -Arthur Ransome