What is meaning of Stem Rake and Keel Rake of ships ?

Stem Rake: Inclination of the stem line from the vertical.

Keel Rake: Inclination of the keel line from the horizontal. Trawlers and tugs often have keels raked aft to give greater depth aft where the propeller diameter is proportionately larger in this type of vessel. Small craft occasionally have forward rake of keel to bring propellers above the line of keel.


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