…First was a call to the editor. Youth voice, which was heard simultaneously and joy, and pride, and impatience to share all these feelings said that we have built and successfully tested an unusual inflatable boat. Pulled out of the backpack, it is a rectangular panel: inflated “frog” becomes a raft (a large mattress); laced or strapped on end edges turns into a boat capable of taking three people and cargo. And all of this is made of a thin fabric “silverfish” with a rubber adhesive.
As to present at once all it was not easy, and the voice was such confidence and satisfaction, we offered to prepare a brief description and send photographs, diagrams. But time passed, and there was no material. “Well, the next thinking out loud — with regret we thought. — How many have heard of interesting ideas, which then remain unfulfilled”.
However, two months later, in an editorial post were Amateur photographs, reminded that conversation: they are like a magician’s bundle from his backpack and turned to the raft and into the boat. The author, Victor Bezrukov from the Moscow region city of Serpukhov, wrote: “the time it took to tell me about building an inflatable boat, although to do it, only took two weeks. It turns out that it is easier and faster to design and manufacture than are clear to describe what I did.”
But the boat Victor was really unusual. Judge for yourself…
Like many, I have an inflatable mattress. It was he who gave me the idea when I was going to build a boat that would fit in a backpack, but accommodate which could be a lot easy to manufacture and quick to assemble. Boats that are on sale, I wasn’t satisfied with: bulky even when folded, heavy, uncomfortable afloat for up to two people, and if they can who will fit, so only fishermen and hunters. A walk on the water surface where there is no boating, and hikes of the day off? No, it’s boat — roomy, with normal oars, obedient, and not “top”.