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Friday, September 19, 2008

Different Types of Boats


There are many types of boats available in market today. They can be made of different types of materials.

Light boats are one of the popular types of boats. Its sides and bow are made of flexible stubs and has a flat floor. There are inflexible glass-boats fastened to outboard motor. This kind of inflexible boat is popularly known as Zodiac boat.

There are many flexible boats in market that are made of rubber, canvas, neoprene, where air can be restricted to low pressure and high volume. These boats have a frame to fix with an oarlock mount. Basically these frames are made of metal, wood or a blend of both. These types of boats are especially designed to be handy and portable, that’s why they can be teamed into smaller bundles to be taken as rafts.

We can find another two types of boats; such as fishing boats and inflatable platoon boats. These types of boats are basically high-speed, stable and maneuverable. Also, they can be launched from the ship. The outboard engineers or oars drive this type of boats. It’s important that you know these types of inflatable boats blow up with the wrong pressure or insufficient air, and also these boat fold in the middle.

It’s not too difficult to find stores that sell boats. Whether online on the Internet or regular sports stores, you can find all types of boats through them. You may want to buy your favorite boats from stores, which offer discounts and cheaper rates. Boats are mostly available between the price ranges of $25 to $2,800. This covers 8-foot fishing boats, yacht tenders and 14-foot inflatable sail boats.

Portability is one of the main criteria for choosing the type of boat. Inflatable boats are quite lighter when inflated, and can be pulled to required places. However, it is important that you choose a boat that is 8-feet long, holds at least three people, uses a motor, and doesn’t have wooden floor or heavy parts.

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