Accession Number : ADD014383

Title :   Inflatable Boat with Demountable Transom.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Oct 82, patented 22 May 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McCrory, William W ; Quigley, William B ; Garnett, William A

Report Date : 22 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This invention relates to high speed inflatable boats and more particularly to an improved transom construction therefor. It is a principal object of this invention to provide, in combination with an inflatable boat having inflatable side sponsons and a rigid fore and aft keelson, a demountable transom that is removably attached to the side sponsons and keelson and can itself be folded, to the end that the boat can be furled into a smaller package than heretofore, and yet provides the necessary rigidity of support for the sponsors and an outboard motor. Another important object of the invention is the provision of an improved transom construction for inflatable boats, that offers the additional advantage of lightness in weight compared to the prior allwood transom, together with greater durability and a reliability under conditions of hard usage. Still another object of the invention is to accomplish the foregoing through a novel combination of elements and arrangement of parts that offer ease and simplicity in assembly, maintenance and repair, as well as convenience and interchangeability between boats. Keywords: Patents, Outboard motors, Mounts. (aw)

Descriptors :   *BOATS, *INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, *RUBBER BOATS, *PATENTS, INVENTIONS, MOTORS, OUTBOARD, RELIABILITY, REPAIR, RIGIDITY

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE