Accession Number : ADD009156

Title :   Inflatable Mini Boat.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gillespie,George P

Report Date : 26 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A mini boat has a first plurality of elongated gas inflatable cells stacked one upon the other and bonded into a single envelopmental unit which conforms closely to the human body for providing buoyancy thereof. The unit is formed to provide a center of mass below the center of buoyancy for increased boarding ease and stability. A supplementary orally inflatable chamber formed atop the first plurality of cells provides additional freeboard for the boat perimeter. One end of the boat is arcuately configured to permit the user to recline therein, thereby protecting him from the elements and lowering his center of gravity, by means of regularly spaced and separated and vertically aligned interconnections between the first plurality of cells which provide points of easy bending.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Lifeboats, *Inflatable structures, Buoyancy, Elongation, Gas cells, Chambers, Sea rescue equipment, Collapsible structures, Inventions

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE