Meet the author
Kees Metzlar did the nautical school on Terschelling and then spent 13 years as a mate with the Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij.
After this, he became a teacher of seamanship at the then Visserijschool in IJmuiden and focused more on the theory behind practice. He soon took the initiative to write a book about the stability of ships to improve theory and daily practice – often a question of feeling! – bring them closer together.