Advantages of inflatable boat shapes

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Martin Jochym, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Martin Jochym
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    Martin Jochym Junior Member

    Hello,
    i would like to ask you, if someone know the differents between U, V and A shape of inflatable boats and their advantages and dissadvantages:

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  2. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    The ocean has longer tube overhang aft, more buoyancy aft to support helmsman and motor and will be the better shape

    The ocean has thinner diameter tubes hence more interior floor space.

    The ocean, when the outboard is tilted for storage , will have the smallest footprint.

    What are these inflatables for ?

    Inflatable floors are special purpose and not durable.
     
  3. jonr
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    jonr Senior Member

    I'd also consider a catamaran shape that is better able to penetrate a wave.
     

  4. Martin Jochym
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    Martin Jochym Junior Member

    Hello, some of the boats will be made as fishing boats for lakes and rivers,
    another one we want to make for rescue systems also in lakes and rivers,
    the waves are not so high ussualy max. up to 1m in bad weather.

    So you thing that the most important is for what the boats are ?

    Thank you for all replies.
     
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