River Roller! Pontoon Boat that Rolls Across the Water!

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

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Do you think the River Roller will work?

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  2. No

    34 vote(s)
    82.9%
  3. Maybe

    6 vote(s)
    14.6%

  1. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Like eg. the Avtoros Shaman, which does about 70 km/h on the road, but only 5~7 km/h in the water as the wheels aren't retractable. Without the propeller it would do nothing at all in the water. And to get out on a steep bank it often needs the hydraulic winch up front to get the wheels back on the hard again, as the upward flotation force prevents the wheels to get grip on the ground on a steep slope out of the water...

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    Last edited: May 31, 2019
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