Imagine a boat that will fold up and go into a small plane or submarine, even the family car that will take a goodly amount of power and handle the worst water. Ease of assembly with the wooden keel far outstrips the inflatable keel variety in this size and class of boat due to relieving the tension on the inside of the tubes caused by the bow sag on a deflated tube. Try getting a big heavy tin boat launched into a flood zone where the gradient is varied and uncommon obstructions like fences and fire hydrants are the norm. Recently while waiting in a drive thru line I was listening to discussions on the radio of swift water rescue in some of the flooded hurricane areas. Actual assembly time is only 5 minutes with the remaining 7 of the 12 minutes in inflation.
While we still class this boat series as recreational, many rescue and enforcement teams have recognized the advantages offered by the more rigid wooden keel setup and bigger outboards the Bombard Commando allows. Talk to one of our pros to get where you want to go and start your adventure today. The Inflatable Boat Center was on hand to lend a safety boat and operator as we like to do for local events. The inflatable boat carries more cargo weight or people, costs less to operate and goes into much shallower water without grounding, even when laden with tons of cargo. The Special Boats Division has been pushing out special commando packages at a dizzying rate.
The C3 Commando is the same boat Captain Ron used to dominate the world white water racing championships and offshore events during the 80s. Air floor pressure on the Zodiac Aero series of boats have a pressure of 8. Tell that to the person who was rescued from dark cold water by a volunteer or outside agency. Its solid and resistant aluminium floor, combined with a rigid keel that provides excellent seaworthiness, make it a foldable that is ideally suited to diving, fishing or just leisure cruising. Portland Oregon 97202 503 235-2628 The internet is filled with good and bad, and every once in awhile good seamanship stories leak out.
All in all it was a good time despite the rain that menaced paddlers throughout the event. Mike keeps his boat open and mission configurable to quickly adapt to conditions and the ever changing marinescape as it unfolds. It traces its course with power and precision in all circumstances. In the Yachting World news we came across a story about Skip Novak and a recent Antarctic expedition turned beach recovery utilizing the trusty Bombard C3 Commando and some good seamanship. It traces its course with power and precision in all circumstances.
Alain Bombard forged the values of adventure and reliability of the brand that bears his name. We currently have one Open 7 left and are back ordered on several of the other models. Zodiac has owned Bombard for a good many of years and manufactures the Bombard as well as the Avon lines All of the Bombard Commando series of inflatable boats come stock with rigging options to build your own version of what we call the Commando Sport out of the box. Picture is of a C4 Commando and is for reference only. Ask your local government officials this question.
Alain Bombard, the inflatable boats wearing his name have a worldwide following. Every boat in the Bombard Commando line assembles in the same fashion. Compared to the costs of running a tin jon boat, something rescuers know to be a hazard by the way , the cost of ownership and maintenance of an inflatable boat is much cheaper. Ron has won World Championships racing the Bombard Command C3, and Mike uses the Commando line exclusively for high lattitude operations. One way to remove all ambiguity is to buy a 12V inflator pump with gauge and auto shut off. Bought brand new with motor and trailer in 2011. To view the news articles about the Willamette River click the links provided.
This beauty has legs when you push the stick forward and feel the breeze on your face. The reporter called out swift water rescue and defined it to another speaker during the exchange. More and more use of the term just seemed to be popping up all over the various media channels in this latest news cycle. Fisherman and outdoor sportsmen have been catching on to the fact that they can simply do more in a Bombard Commando. Thankfully there were no casualties and everyone had the endurance to make the swim under their own steam.
The life you save might be your own. See why more guides, officers, and citizens alike use this boat over all others. Making special boat packages to delivering off the shelf products the result is always the same, smiles! Alain Bombard forged the values of adventure and reliability of the brand that bears his name. All of the fishing experience in the world goes out the window and operators begin to realize just how bad that ultra expensive tin rescue boat was. Costs not in dollars but in lives are what become the tangible data metric. A few more Commandos leave the shop this week to accomplish their missions. You will need to contact Highfield or your other manufacturer directly for further support.
If your community is too small to field a proper swift water team in addition to their current department responsibilities take charge and hold a fund raising event to facilitate one. The inflation pump Mike is using is a 12 volt two stage pump available online at. As with all things sold today the Chinese have copied some aspects of the technology and rebranded it as heat welding to avoid litigation. Now forget about what you were thinking and picture this. Recognized the World over as the leader in survival at sea and expedition boats Bombard Inflatable Boats are the name to ask for when shopping for your next inflatable boat. To me there is nothing more tragic than a preventable loss of life, or when what should have been a rescue mission turns out to be a recovery. By offering safe, robust products, Bombard boats are a reference to this heritage every day.