Pausik (Russian: Паузок) is a river flat-bottomed single-sticker boat with oar, and which was built for travelling the rivers of Russia.
On a court design flat-bottomed, without a deck, are collected from boards. They have a mast with a direct sail, can go on oars, there is superstructure for cargo (see image).
They had one mast, length of the case to 24 metres (79 ft) and load-carrying capacity to 120 tonnes (130 short tons). Usually they accompanied the big vessels and were used for cargo transportation on shoal. Building of such courts was carried out in Northern regions of Russia, on Volga, on Lena River and in other places.
Pausiks were rather seldom used independently, usually it accompanied a big vessel, delivering cargo to the coast or unloading cargo for overcoming rapids. Its boats are too ponderous for an independent alloy downstream; there were cases when it broke about coast; for such vessel to sit down on a bank there is a regular situation. For similar cases the vessel command has a long, thick and wide board which in Siberia is named Opleukha (Russian: оплеухаTranslated: slap in the face). The part of oarsmen goes down in water and holds this board lower in the vessel and ejects the edge upwards across a current. A small dam is formed, and small rising of water raises the pausik and it can be pushed off from a bank on a deep-water place.