River Roller! Pontoon Boat that Rolls Across the Water!

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Matthew Lee Towne, May 10, 2017.


Do you think the River Roller will work?

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    27 vote(s)
  3. Maybe

    6 vote(s)
  1. JSL
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    JSL Senior Member

    I hope I am wrong but my own 'guess' is that the 'TransToon' propulsion system will be subject to aeration plus the 'Bernoulli effect'. As the roller speed increases the 'vessel' will settle until the actual hull is immersed, all the while remaining relatively stationary and stirring up the water in grand fashion.
  2. Matthew Lee Towne
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    Matthew Lee Towne Senior Member

    Theres so much wrong with what you have stated here I don't know where to begin. Lets just say this. It will dig a hole until it doesn't. That being said my original concept will work. That aside, I believe that a tapered approach will minimize the digging a hole problem. Not that the problem actually exists.
  3. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Looks like someone beat you to it


  4. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    4:20 of this youtube
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