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\\/'A H. MOORE.
AITACHMEM FoH Bums.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 24 1916.
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C Hoznmy W. H. MOORE.
ATTACHMENT FOR BOATS.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 24. 1916.
Patented Mar. 27, 1917.
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WARDLOW H. MOORE, OF ADVOCATE HARBOUR, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA.
ATTACHMENT FOR BOATS.
Application filed May 24, 1916.
To all whom t may concern.'
Be it known that I, lxnoLow H. MOORE, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at Advocate Harbour, in the Province of Nova Scotia and Dominion of Canada, have invented certain new and useful 1mprovements in Attachments for Boats; and l do hereby declare the following to be 'a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appert'ains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to attachments for boats and has for its object to provide a yieldable cushioning element detachably lconnected with the sides of a boat, for insuring -against injury to the latter when the boat is docked.
Another object is the provision of an attachment which shall increase the buoyandy of the boat and keep it afloat should it become damaged from any causewhatever.
lVith these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter specifically described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 represents a bottom plan View of a boat illustrating the attachment applied thereto,
Fig. 2 represents a side elevation of the boat,
Fig. 3 represents a fragmentary side elevation of the boat, illustrating the attachment in a collapsed condition,
Fig. 4 represents a transverse sectional view through the attachment, illustrating a fragment of the boat, l
Fig. 5 represents a sectional view similar to Fig. 1,A illustrating the attachment in a collapsed condition, and
Fig. 6 represents a fragmental longitudinal sectional view through the attachment removed from the boat.
' Referring to the drawing in detail, wherein similar reference numerals designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral 10 indicates generally a boat of the usual or anypreferred construetion to the sides of which .is secured a continuous rim or support 11, preferably arranged adjacent the gunwale of the boat Specification of Letters Patent.
rammen Mar. er, mit.
Serial No. 99,597.
and having the outer surface thereof concaved, as indicated at 12.
An endless cover or casing 13 is 'secured in the concave portion of the support 11 and is preferably constructed of water-proofed fabric, leather or other comparatively tough and durable material. The adjacent longitudinal edges of the cover or casing 13 are formed with eyes 11 in which is laced a Icord or other flexible member 15 adapted, when drawn tightly to draw the adjacent edges of the cover or casing together.
A plurality of inflatable inner tube sections 16 are supported in the cover 18 and are preferably four in number, two of the sections being engaged about the bow and stern of the boat 10 and the other two sections being extendedalong the sides of the boat intermediate the ends of the front and rear sections, as clearly shown in Fig. 1. Each section is provided with a preferred type of valve 17 to permit of it being inflated by a pump or other suitable device.
In use, the cord 15 is loosened and the several Vtube sections 16 are inflated with air or gas and the cord 15 is subsequentlyA drawn so as to draw the cover or casing 13 tightly about the tube section 16 for supporting and protecting the latter. Vhen in- 17 and the draw cord 1.5 is pulled, thereby drawing the adjacent edges of the cover or casing together and completely mclosmg the inner tube sections 16 therein, as clearly shown in Fig. 5.
W'hat is claimed is:
1. The combination with a boat, of a continuous rim secured to the sides adjacent the gunwale of the boat, said rim having its outer face concaved, ay flexible and collapsible cover or casing, arranged in said concaved face of the rim, a plurality of inflatable and collapsible tubes, supported in said cover or casing, iexible means for supporting said' cover or casing about said tubes, and means for collapsing said cover or casing.
2. The combination with a boat, a continuous rim having a concaved face secured to the outer sides and adjacent the gunwale of the boat, a flexible and collapsible oovei` o1' casing-arranged in the conoaved face of the rim, a plurality of inflatable and collapsible tubes supported in said cover or VARDLOW H. MOORE.
casing, and flexible means arranged in the Witnesses: adjacent edges of the cover or casing sup- WV. E. DUNKERTON, portmg the same snugly about the tubes, P. E. MORRIS.
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