Living in a world of technology and social media is sure we all must have heard about rigid inflatable boats. If not, we must have seen it from on the news channels how the rescue teams save people in floods through these boats. Let’s try to discuss in detail about all the special features, advantages and disadvantages and what makes it unique from other boats in this article.
And much more, but let’s get to the main one, which is construction. Do you know the main material on which the boats rely upon? Yes, it is the fabric because these boats don’t have much of a frame as they have to depend upon the fabric to carry loads.
Hypalon is the fabric that they use to make RIBs as it is a material with an excellent ability to hold air, and it is oil resistant. These fabrics can cross the worse harsh weather conditions and last for years or maybe decades. Have you ever heard of oil spills? If yes, then don’t worry because these boats are made up of Hypalon fabrics, which are not affected by any such type of chemicals. What if the fabric gets damaged or expired? Don’t worry; it can be easily repaired by just applying the patch on the field. But there is an opposite scenario in other fabrics like PVC as they are not long durable and harder to get repaired.
Polyurethane is another material that is easy to glue and connects the base of the fabric. Not only this, but it also adds strength to the product and increases the surface appearance.
Top three advantages of inflatable boats
It can be folded and carried in the car.
If you are a traveler, then what is more important than your safety?
Due to their lightweights, because they are constructed through flexible tubes, it makes them fast to assemble. Their decreased weight made them faster in whatever direction you turn.
If you have a small family or even for yourself, safely comes at the top when you are planning for anything. Its structure and construction can ensure you a safe boat ride. It is that much safer than it is used by military officers, rescue teams, and even recreational now. So what are you waiting for? Just go for it.
Conclusion: No doubt that the structure of the inflatable boats has been changed many times until they developed as the best ones. The structure of these boats depends upon the construction material which is being used. So let’s come to the construction, which includes tubes, rigid hull bottom, fabrics (PVC/HYPALON), and many more.