Inflatable boat faq's
Consumer advice and tips about pleasure boating with inflatable watercraft.

  • | Pleasure boating with an inflatable has always brought with it the promise of "getting away from it all

  • If this is your first inflatable, make sure that you are thoroughly briefed and feel comfortable in operating the boat

  • Carefully read and understand the owners manual supplied with your inflatable

  • The weight of the outboard has a direct effect on the handling of your inflatable

  • Most inflatables can travel in the boot or on the roof of a car or van, making it possible to travel more often and in many more places

  • An inflatable is also easily transportable with a trailer

  • Choose a trailer with numerous rollers on the ramp sp that your inflatable is well protected and prefer a tipping hinged shaft that will make loading and unloading easier

  • If it will remain inflated, deflate the tubes a bit and if you leave it on the trailer make sure the inflatable is straight and not tilted

  • The flat hull, usually comes with a slatted floor, making for light, quick to set up tenders

  • The V-shaped hull, is created by combining a rigid floor with an inflatable keel

  • The Ribster hull is a unique concept, a fully foldable semi-rigid hull giving the lightness and reduced size of a folable inflatable

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  • I needed almost the entire floor area of my two car garage for flat space to edge join the plywood Don't rush into this project until you have studied the plans and built the boat several times over in your mind

  • The next task is to build the transom panel; plans call for a simple straight and flat top edge


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  • The Poke Boat® is designed with a flat hull and low center of gravity, making it remarkably stable

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  • Challenge 5 Equilibration of Two Birthday Balloons Consider two identical birthday balloons, one of which is inflated to 2/3 its maximum diameter and the other inflated to 1/3 its maximum diameter

  • Now consider the following simple game: each of two players take turns choosing a disk and putting it down on the surface of the table so that the disk lies flat and no disk rests on top of another disk

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  • On flat waters, a flat bottom is generally a good choice


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  • The bottom of the hulls are flat, not rounded like pontoons to leave a 'footprint' in the water that makes maneuverability superior to other designs

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  • Fiumicino 1, 2 and 3, which share similar constructional characteristics, feature rather flat wide hulls which indicate they were used for river transport

  • Only the only flat bottom of this little fluvial barge, massively reconstructed in modern times, remains

  • Leaving aside the materials in the display cases, we move on to and, the large flat bottomed fluvial barges

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  • While one material may excel in whitewater conditions, another may be a better choice for flat water touring

  • Aluminum canoes are idea for flat water, especially lake front property where the canoe will be stored outside year round and used for casual paddling and flat water excursions

  • Polyethylene canoes made from solid material like Ram-X™ are good for flat water, and Class I and II- rivers that do not have jagged rocks, and numerous strainers that could lance the hull of the canoe

  • Composite foam core materials like CrossLink3™ are also good for flat water, but will withstand Class I, II-, II+, and III water much better and are more cut and abrasion resistant

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