I am going through the Deck Safety book by Capt Murphy. There are over 80 pages of stability and trim calculations. According to the first volume of the books, 3M/OICNW are required to know the following: Principals of Ship Construction, Vessel Structural Members, [B]Principals of Trim and Stability[/B], and Principals of Damage Control.
Am I correct in assuming that ANY Stability and Trim Calculation is fair game on the exam for 3M Unlimited Oceans? I got a little hung up because one of the types of questions was not in the template exam on Lapware (Metacentric Height (GM) Long form solution S.S. American Mariner). I know Lapware has a disclaimer regarding the templates saying that the exam templates do not duplicate the USCG exams (of course, right?) but serve as guidelines for helping one study. However, just as in other subjects such as celestial, the Master AGT test will have problems (ex-Meridian for example) that will not be on the 3M exam.
Should I study EVERYTHING? or trust the Lapware template?