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1. (WO1998049055) BOAT AND SAIL
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/049055 International Application No.: PCT/GB1998/001236
Publication Date: 05.11.1998 International Filing Date: 28.04.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 24.11.1999
IPC:
B63B 7/04 (2006.01) ,B63B 15/00 (2006.01) ,B63H 9/06 (2006.01) ,B63H 16/04 (2006.01) ,B63H 16/06 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
B
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
7
Collapsible, foldable, inflatable, or like vessels
02
comprising only rigid parts
04
sectionalised
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
B
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
15
Superstructures; Arrangements or adaptations of masts
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
H
MARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING
9
Propulsive devices directly acted on by wind; Arrangements thereof
04
using sails or like wind-catching surfaces
06
Construction or types of sails; Arrangements thereof on vessels
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
H
MARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING
16
Effecting propulsion by muscle power
04
Oars; Sculls; Paddles; Poles
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
H
MARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING
16
Effecting propulsion by muscle power
06
Rowlocks; Mountings therefor
Applicants:
COLLINS, Roger, Charles [GB/GB]; GB
COLLINS, Valerie, Hamilton [GB/GB]; GB
Inventors:
COLLINS, Roger, Charles; GB
COLLINS, Valerie, Hamilton; GB
Agent:
BROOKES & MARTIN; High Holborn House 52-54 High Holborn London WC1V 6SE, GB
Priority Data:
9708634.228.04.1997GB (Priority Withdrawn 23.11.1998)
9801629.826.01.1998GB (Priority Withdrawn 23.11.1998)
Title (EN) BOAT AND SAIL
(FR) EMBARCATION ET SA VOILE
Abstract:
(EN) A boat (30) with a mast (38) and a crab claw sail (40), wherein the tack (42) of the sail is attached to the boat behind the mast. The sail may have a single point of attachment (51) to the mast, and the mast may be unstayed. The boat may further comprise a demountable cover (61) to, when mounted, substantially enclose an occupant of the boat, a foot edge (44) of the sail clearing the cover when the boat is in a sailing configuration, so that the boat, with the cover mounted, can be sailed by the occupant from beneath the cover. The luff (46) and foot (44) edges of the sail may be maintained in a curved configuration by a spar (62) or spars under compression; one end of the spar may be held within a pocket (74) and the other end of the spar may be provided with means (76) for attaching it to the sail material (82) such that the sail material can be tensioned and the spar compressed. The mast may be releasably attached to the boat at the bow. One or both of the head (52) and clew (54) tips of the sail may be provided with a stiffened extension portion (86) which can gyrate independently of the spar of the corresponding edge of the sail. There may also be at least one oar (96) which is adaptable for use as a portion of the mast.
(FR) L'invention concerne une embarcation (30), pourvue d'un mât (38) et d'une voile en forme de pince de crabe (40), le point d'armure (42) de cette voile étant fixée à ladite embarcation à l'arrière dudit mât. Cette voile peut comporter un seul point de fixation (51) au mât, celui-ci n'étant pas nécessairement haubané. Cette embarcation peut également comprendre u capot démontable (61), destiné une fois monté à recouvrir l'occupant de ladite embarcation, la lisière (44) de la voile recouvrant ce capot lorsque l'embarcation est prête à naviguer. Cette embarcation peut donc naviguer avec son capot, son occupant pouvant la diriger même en étant placé sous ce capot. L'envergure (46) et la lisière (44) de la voile peuvent rester courbées grâce à un espar comprimé (62) ou à plusieurs espars comprimés; l'une des extrémités de cet espar peut tenir dans une poche (74), tandis que son autre extrémité peut être pourvue de moyens (76) destinés à fixer ledit espar au matériel de navigation (82), de sorte que ce matériel puisse être tendu et l'espar comprimé. Le mât peut être fixé de manière amovible à la proue de l'embarcation. Les extrémités de la têtière (52) et du point d'écoute (54) de cette embarcation peuvent présenter une extension renforcée (86), pouvant osciller indépendamment de l'espar situé sur le bord correspondant de ladite embarcation, celle-ci pouvant en outre comporter une rame (96) destinée à être utilisée en tant que partie du mât.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU1998072205