Inflatable pontoons planes??

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  1. russyto
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    russyto Junior Member

    Hi. Sorry for my english! Where i can find plans, scale molds,cutting plant, to made inflatables pontoons, RIB, and others. like the pictures. fishing pontoons.. Someone help me???
     

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  2. russyto
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    I just found this picture. But to make in "U" form?? /\ or \_/ ¿¿??? :confused:
     

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  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Are you trying to make one for yourself or to start production?
     
  4. russyto
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    i want to make for me and my friends
     
  5. gonzo
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    It is not cheap to only make a couple. The fittings, fabric, adhesives, etc. are usually sold in large quantities. The techniques to assemble the boat is particular to each shape and size too. Manufacturers sometimes have to build a few to find the best method. In other words, it is cheaper to buy one already made. There are other construction methods that would make more sense. For example, skin on frame.
     
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    the materials is not problem.. I can get the materials in small quantities
     
  7. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    I've asked about this and never gotten any real info.

    Seems to be a Black Art.
     
  8. Submarine Tom

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    russyto,

    If you've got easy access to materials just start building.

    Make your patterns out of cardboard.

    OR, get an old boat that's shot (no good) and cut it up to make patterns from.

    You'd think you could get (buy) patterns but evidentally... not.

    Good luck!
     
  9. gonzo
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    The gluing sequence, reinforcements, bulkhead shape and placement, etc. are all very important to a successful boat. Just start building is like getting a bunch of wood and start building a boat without having any idea. Every material has its techniques that make it worth using.
     
  10. Petros
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    If you borrow a good one you like, it is possible to make careful measurements to create your own pattern from the one you borrow. You can also make notes of the reinforcements and other details as well.

    Expect your first one to not quite work out as you expect, use it to learn how the materials behave, and than make the second one your "good" example. So use less costly materials, such as vinyl or something similar to try your shape, cut and patch until you get it the way you like it, than use the better quality materials to make a good one. keep track of the changes you make, perhaps cutting up the test build to use as a pattern.

    If you can get lots of material cheap or free, such as off-cuts or salvage, than just go a head and give it a try. Have fun. Post pictures of what you make, sounds like a fun project.
     
  11. russyto
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    thanks for the answers! I will do that. Make patterns out of cardboard. this is trial and error. so you learn!!
     
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  13. russyto
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    russyto Junior Member

    Thank you all for the ideas!!!!
    I will use pvc fabric, pvc glue, etc.. I have an inconvenient. I cant get pvc cones (picture) . other material to make them? (pvc replacement)..
     

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  14. Submarine Tom

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    Agreed, but if he can't find the info he needs then plan B, start experimenting/building.

    If you know the important sequences/techniques perhaps you could share that with the OP, no?
     

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    Maybe model air plane spinners (nose cone) for the bigger propellers? They come in different materials, including aluminum... I'm looking for something similar to make retainer cones for a kayak paddle. This would keep my arms/chest from getting wet as the water drips back to the center area when paddling... I've heard there is a commercial rubber product for that, but haven't found anything local.

    P.

     
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