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Inflatable Boating - Practical
in every way
Easy to store and almost as light as air
easy to put into the water or be pulled on the beach, an inflatable is
operational in a wink and offers a variety of navigational
size boat? How heavy?
Inflatable boats come in a
range that offers a variety of models adaptable to the most diverse needs.
Before choosing an inflatable it is important that you ask yourself the
following questions: What size? What weight?
Size determines space on board and
carrying capacity. It also directly influences the level of performance: a
larger boat is more stable, more comfortable and easier to get planing.
Below 30 Kg/66 lbs, your inflatable
is a feather weight: a primary feature for a tender.
Between 30 Kg/66 lbs and 100 Kg/220 lbs, 2 to 3 people can comfortable
carry it by hand.
100 Kg/220 lbs to 150 Kg/330 lbs and a trolley or launching wheels become
Over 150 Kg/330 lbs, a trailer is required. However lighter than a similar
rigid traditional boat, towing and launching present few problems.
Once deflated and
folded the space taken up by an inflatable is so compact that transporting
it and storing it becomes extremely easy. Have you ever tried shutting the
car trunk on a traditional boat? Can you store a traditional boat in a
closet or the corner of the garage? Packed away, an inflatable boat goes
wherever you want to go.
as light as air
Take a look at an inflatable boat. You see the fabric, a wooden transom,
the fittings.....but you forget the air contained in the inflatable keel
or in the buoyancy tubes which gives the boat its shape. Looked at this
way, it is hardly surprising that a fully inflatable can be up to 3
times lighter than a comparable traditional boat.
Photos and information
courtesy of Zodiac Canada - www.zodiac.ca