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Old 11 May 2011, 17:22   #1
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inflatables. Earliest.

Doing a bit of research. Were inflatables with outboards about during World War2. Odd ask i know but will be useful to me...Thankyou
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I think only round tails back then, they could mount small seagulls on them but in the current use of the words - no.

Canoes were used a lot. You might be surprised how much.
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Think zodiac were the first to make inflatables with woodern transoms as we know them around possibly around late 1940s very early 50s,
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Have a look at this link inflatable boat information, articles, inflatable boat reviews

around 1937 peirre Debroutele concepted a u shape inflatable with a wood transom, and was patented on August 10th 1943
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I saw an old WW2 ad for an outboard motor company that showed one of their outboards on a huge rubber boat that was used to transfer torpedoes to submarines. This was a soft tail boat, no wood transom. Can't remember the name of the outboard.
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LCPR WWII Rubber Boat.htm

have a look here,looks like it has an outboard attachment .
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