Talk:Inflatable boat

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I don't see why informative pages and links can heart. I thought that's the purpose of wikipedia to gather information about anything in it. I guess I was wrong.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Msadaghd (talkcontribs) 2007-04-22T20:26:26

Wikipedia gathers information, but not exactly "any information", please read what Wikipedia is not. You may contact me if you have any question. Rjgodoy 21:13, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

NPOV, references and general cleanup[edit]

This article can can do with a general cleanup, a lot more references and the romoval of statement such as But conservative thinking from navies held back this new idea --NJR_ZA (talk) 14:17, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Strange section[edit]

Anybody have any idea what exactly is meant by the section:

Rubber arrives
In 1900 to 1910 the development of rubber manufacturing enabled attempts at producing circular rubber inflatable boats: similar to modern coracles. These were only usable as rafts and could be propelled only by paddling, and they tended to crack at seams and folds due to imperfect manufacture of the rubber.

As other references make clear, by his time vulcanised rubber boats had already been around for nearly 60 years, and at least one version had a sail as well as paddles. Unless someone can explain some other meaning for this section, it looks like someone came across a reference to inflatable rafts for that era and assumed that they were the earliest attempt after animal skins -- an assumption which is quite wrong. -- (talk) 01:38, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

History section -redundant phrase[edit]

To say that early flotation devices were "inflated by mouth" is not verifiable, nor is it necessary. Air-bellows have existed since ancient times. Landroo (talk) 16:56, 1 July 2013 (UTC)