Are Tiwal inflatable hulls fragile?
We work continuously to strengthen our inflatable hulls. The hulls of Tiwal 2 and Tiwal 3 are reinforced in different places by several layers of fabric. The sides of the hulls are notably made more resistant by an overlay of yellow PVC. In addition, a wide band of reinforced PVC (“ragage”), used in rafting, protects the underside of the hulls from friction that may occur during launching and exiting.
If inflatable vehicles are used mainly for their lightness and ease of handling, they are also chosen for their robustness!
Firefighters, lifeboats and sailing schools use inflatable boats, because they withstand collisions and shocks better than conventional boats made of fiberglass or polyethylene. For example, rafting machines (inflatable) navigate easily through the pebbles in the rapids.
Try throwing a basketball (inflatable) against a wall, and do the same thing with a polyester object. Which one has the best result? 😉
Still doubting? Check out this video… 🙂