Inflatable A-class and other inflatable multihulls from ex-USSR

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  1. Nnnnnnnn
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    looks like a nice design, simple set up too. I do not see a dagger board, does it have one?
     
  4. jonr
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    It looks like these are inflatable in the sense that air pressure is used to make the hull more rigid at a reasonable weight. I've thought that pressurized air filled fiberglass hulls could work the same way.
     
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    Yes. Suspended under central tube. You can see it on second foto.
     
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    Jonr,

    You might be on to something. I've heard some liquid fueled rockets (ICBMs?) relied on pressure from fuel to add strength like a balloon.
     
  7. El_Guero

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    What?

    Что? Вы думаете, что я говорю по русскии?

    ;)
     
  8. Nnnnnnnn
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    As свідомий українець you must use "mova". Something like that:
    Що? Я москальську мову не розумію. :D

    Ukrainian builder site. Have english-language version
    ducky.com.ua
    some pictures of Ducky boats
     

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    When deflated this hulls can be folded or rolled for transportation or storage. Something like red rolls on the picture.
     

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  10. El_Guero

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    Please!?

    Russian is difficult enough! I will try Ukrainian in 2 years.

    So, that tells me you have Ukrainian roots .... Yes?
     
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    We cannot live here without some ICBMs in our backyard ;)
    Even if we sail multihulls.
    Catamaran Prostor - non-licensed Catapult "po russkie". In Soviet times mass produced (several thousands) as by-product by NPO Energomash - one of our main builders of jet-engines for space. Now USA use this engines on first stage of “Atlas” launch-vehicle.
    http://www.npoenergomash.ru/eng/engines/rd180/
     

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    Ha-ha! Study both languages simultaneously, with two pretty teachers. Much more fun ;)

    No, may be to only slight extent. But almost every Russian-speaker will understand Ukrainian and vice versa.
    My roots are mostly Tartar. But also Russian, Bashkir etc. etc. including my grand-grand-… -grandmother which my grand-grand-… -grandfather had found somewhere in France during Napoleonic wars.
    So, as Russian proverb says: “Scratch the Russian and you will find the Tatrar” :)
     
  14. El_Guero

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    And the Ukrainian .... :)

    In France during the wars .... The West has no idea of Eastern history. It is so much fun being over there. I miss it.

    Two pretty teachers .... now that is a great idea!
     

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    Other mass-production soviet-era boat – Albatros. Made in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
    Original version
     

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