Do you think that a high buoyancy structure (styrofoam filled HDPE panels) would work ?
You could assemble it in the water , having it a high...
While having a look at folding catamarans and loving the idea of an old fishing sailboat a question came up to my mind .
Is there a way on earth...
I admit banana tubes look quite ad hoc , but they are preatty expensive aren't they ?
What puzzles me more is the solid structure and...
That is what I was looking for ,sort of 'ducky' sailing catamarans but bigger.
Any 'big size' inflatable catamaran available or what are design characteristics to be considered in making one ?
Would it be possible to use motor at low speed as a rudder ?
..there is no actual motor boat avilable. it is merely an idea.
..I knew those posts before , but I feel the need of more informations ..
me and a friend are fiddleing with the idea of adding kite propulsion to a motor boat.
We came to the conclusion that two characteristics...
thank you for the explanation, very concerned I appreciate.
Maybe then I should look into GRP(glass reinforced plastic).
Maybe that is working...
So is it going to be more flexible ?
From wikipedia :
I need to make a search on less stiff boats structures then .
Are inflatables stiff ?
Is that hard to find or expensive ?
I will surely do check it later, no time now.
By the way I am looking into a hard chined hull , since I am not sure on the process to bend...
is it possible to adopt a strip planking method of construction for hdpe hulls ?
I guess that is an extension of what repairing such a...
Would that be the same for polyethylene hulls ?
ok , I got to the same conclusion thanks.
I am looking for a construction method that allows one to replace ,in case of need, foam in a fiberglass sandwich hull .
Reply from Finnfoam.
Should I use the skin on non skin type :
Yes, I am little concerned about resizing a design.
I saw a post somewhere on this forum about it .
Wikipedia mentions the coast guard...
another usage (hovercraft):
Not sure yet..
In this page there is a link to xps usage in surfboards making .. preatty...