EP0309024A1 - Device for floating in the towing wake of a ship - Google Patents

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EP0309024A1
EP0309024A1 EP88201924A EP88201924A EP0309024A1 EP 0309024 A1 EP0309024 A1 EP 0309024A1 EP 88201924 A EP88201924 A EP 88201924A EP 88201924 A EP88201924 A EP 88201924A EP 0309024 A1 EP0309024 A1 EP 0309024A1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
    • B63CLAUNCHING, HAULING-OUT, OR DRY-DOCKING OF VESSELS; LIFE-SAVING IN WATER; EQUIPMENT FOR DWELLING OR WORKING UNDER WATER; MEANS FOR SALVAGING OR SEARCHING FOR UNDERWATER OBJECTS
    • B63C11/00Equipment for dwelling or working underwater; Means for searching for underwater objects
    • B63C11/46Divers' sleds or like craft, i.e. craft on which man in diving-suit rides
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
    • B63BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING 
    • B63B34/00Vessels specially adapted for water sports or leisure; Body-supporting devices specially adapted for water sports or leisure
    • B63B34/60Arrangements for towing, e.g. for use with water-skis or wakeboards
    • B63B34/63Holding means for the user, e.g. handle bars or harnesses
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
    • B63BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING 
    • B63B34/00Vessels specially adapted for water sports or leisure; Body-supporting devices specially adapted for water sports or leisure
    • B63B34/50Body-supporting buoyant devices, e.g. bathing boats or water cycles
    • B63B34/54Body-supporting buoyant devices, e.g. bathing boats or water cycles specially adapted for being towed, e.g. banana boats, water sledges or towed buoys

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Das Gerät besteht aus einem brettförmigen Schwimmkörper von einer quadratischen Grundform mit seitlichen Griffteilen, wo der Schwimmer anfaßt. The device consists of a board-shaped floating body of a basic square shape with side handle portions where the float to handle. Dazu gehört ein Kupplungsseil, dessen Enden jeweils an einem Griffteil befestigt sind und dessen Scheitel am Schleppseil eines Bootes angekuppelt wird. This includes a clutch cable whose ends are each fixed to a handle part and whose apex is hitched to the tow of a boat. Wenn das Boot fährt, kann der Schwimmer durch eine Drehung oder Schwenkung des Schwimmkörpers wie ein Wasserskiläufer nach links oder rechts ausscheren, aber auch streckenweise tauchen. When the boat leaves, the float may swing out by a rotation or tilting of the float like a water-skier to the left or right, but also in parts dive. Dabei hat der Schwimmer durch eine Glasscheibe Einsicht in die Unterwasserwelt. Here, the swimmer has insight into the underwater world through a glass pane.

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  • Der Erfindung liegt die Aufgabe zugrunde, ein einfaches Gerät zu schaffen, mit dem ein Sportschwimmer in der Schwimmlage im Schlepp eines Bootes schwimmen kann und dabei die Möglichkeit hat, wie ein Wasserskiläufer nach links oder rechts auszuscheren und darüberhinaus auch streckenweise unter Wasser zu schwimmen. The invention has for its object to provide a simple device that allows a sports swimmers can swim in the swimming position in towing a boat and it has the possibility in addition also to swim in parts under water like a water-skier to the left or veer right.
  • Die Lösung dieser Aufgabe ergibt sich in Gestalt eines Gerätes mit den Merkmalen nach dem Hauptanspruch. The solution of this object, in the form of a device having the features of the main claim. Die Unteransprüche haben bevorzugte konstruktive Ausgestaltungen zum Inhalt. have the dependent claims preferred structural embodiments the content.
  • Das Gerät wird beim Einsatz mit seinem V-förmigen Kupplungsseil im Scheitel desselben am Schleppseil eines Bootes befestigt. The device is in use with its V-shaped coupling rope in the apex thereof a boat attached to the tow. Der Schwimmer läßt sich dann vom Boot im Kielwasser in der Schwimmlage nachziehen, wobei er das Gerät mit den Händen an den Griffteilen seitlich anfaßt. The float then be from the boat in the wake of the floating position to follow suit, in which he touches the device with your hands on the handles sideways. Dabei vermag der Schwimmkörper zu tragen, auch wenn das schleppende Boot keine Fahrt macht. Here, the floating body can bear, even if the trailing boat has zero speed. Während der Fahrt hat der Schwimmer die Möglichkeit, durch verschiedene Einstellungen des Schwimmkörpers z. During the trip, the swimmer has the opportunity through various settings for the float. B. durch eine Schwenkung um die Querachse oder durch eine Schrägstellung der Längsachse zur Fahrtrichtung nach links oder rechts auszuscheren oder streckenweise zu tauchen. For example, by pivoting about the transverse axis or by tilting of the longitudinal axis to the direction to the left or veer right or to dive in parts. Der Querabstand der Griffteile von beispielsweise 70 bis 80 cm und die Anordnung der Grifföffnungen vor der Querachse erleichtern dem Schwimmer die Handhabung. The transverse spacing of the handle parts, for example, 70 to 80 cm and the arrangement of the handle openings prior to the transverse axis of the float to facilitate handling. Dadurch, daß die Enden des Kupplungsseiles vor der Querachse angeordnet sind, wird die Stabilität des Schwimmkörpers bei der Fahrt gewährleistet. Characterized in that the ends of the clutch cable are arranged in front of the transverse axis, the stability of the float is assured during travel. Überdies, sei es über Wasser oder unter Wasser, hat der Schwimmer die Möglichkeit die Unterwasserwelt durch die Glasscheibe zu beobachten. Moreover, be it water or under the water, the swimmer has the opportunity to observe the marine life through the glass window.
  • Im folgenden wird ein Ausführungsbeispiel der Erfindung näher beschrieben unter Bezugnahme auf die beiliegenden Zeichnungen. In the following, an embodiment of the invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.
    • Fig. 1 ist eine Draufsicht auf ein Gerät nach der Erfindung; Fig. 1 is a plan view of a device according to the invention;
    • Fig. 2 ist ein Schnitt nach II-II von Fig. 1; Fig. 2 is a section on II-II of Fig. 1;
    • Fig. 3 ist ein Schnitt nach III-III von Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a section III-III of Fig. 1;
    • Fig. 4 veranschaulicht den Einsatz des Gerätes nach der Erfindung. Fig. 4 illustrates the use of the device according to the invention.
  • Das Gerät hat im Prinzip die Form eines flachen Brettes aus einem schwimmfähigen Werkstoff mit einer quadratischen oder angenähert quadratischen Grundform. The device has in principle the shape of a flat board of a buoyant material having a square or approximately square basic shape. Im mittleren Bereich ist eine durchsichtige Glasscheibe 12 eingesetzt. In the middle region a transparent glass disc is inserted 12th An den beiden Längsseiten ist der Schwimmkörper bogenförmig verbreitert in der Weise, daß Griffteile 14 entstehen, jeweils mit einer Grifföffnung 15. Diese Grifföffnungen 15 liegen jeweils vor einer Querachse 19 in der Längsmitte. On the two longitudinal sides of the floating body is arcuate widened in such a manner that the handle parts 14 are formed, in each case 15 with a handle opening These access openings 15 are each present a transverse axis 19 in the longitudinal center. Jeder Grifföffnung 15 ist hinter der Querachse 19 eine Griffmulde 15a zugeordnet Each handle opening 15 behind is associated with the transverse axis 19, a grip 15a
  • Aus strömungstechnischen Gründen ist der vordere Rand 13 und auch der rückseitige Rand 13a des Schwimmkörpers V-förmig profiliert. For fluidic reasons, the leading edge 13 and the rear edge 13a of the floating body is profiled in a V-shape. Diese Profilierung erstreckt sich auch über die Griffteile 14. This profiling extends over the handles 14th
  • Zum Ankoppeln des Schwimmkörpers an das Schleppseil eines Bootes ist ein Kupplungsteil 16 vorgesehen. For coupling the float to the towing cable of a boat, a coupling part 16 is provided. Die Seilenden sind jeweils an Schrauben befestigt, die jeweils seitlich an den Griffteilen 14 vorstehend angebracht sind, wobei diese Schrauben im Bereich der Grifföffnungen 15 liegen, also jeweils vor der Querachse 19. Das Kupplungsseil ist so bemessen, daß es in gestrecktem Zustand eine V-Form annimmt wobei der Scheitel 17 vor dem Schwimmkörper liegt. The rope ends are each fastened to screws, which are each mounted laterally on the handle parts 14 above, wherein these bolts are located in the region of the gripping openings 15, so each 19 prior to the transverse axis of the clutch cable is dimensioned so that it in a stretched state a V assumes the form with the apex 17 is located in front of the floating body. Dort wird das Schleppseil des Bootes festgemacht. There, the tow boat is moored.
  • Auf Fig. 4 geht die Anwendung des Gerätes hervor. In Fig. 4, the use of the device is clear. Der Schwimmer faßt das Gerät in der Schwimmlage an den Griffteilen 14 und läßt sich mit einer angemessenen, nicht allzu großen Geschwindigkeit vom Boot schleppen. The swimmer grasps the device in the floating position of the handle parts 14 and can tow the boat with a reasonable, not too much speed. Dabei hat er die Möglichkeit, die Lage des Schwimmkörpers so einzustellen, daß er in der Schwimmlage nach links oder nach rechts, wie beim Wasserskilaufen, ausscheren kann. He has the possibility of the position of the float adjusted so that it can in the floating position to the left or to the right, as in water skiing, ausscheren. Zusätzlich besteht aber auch die Möglichkeit, streckenweise zu tauchen, in dem der Schwimmer den vorderen Rand des Schwimmkörpers nach unten geneigt einstellt. In addition, there is also the possibility to immerse in parts, in which the float sets the front edge of the float is inclined downward.
  • Das Gerät schwimmt auch in Ruhe flach auf dem Wasser liegend und bietet dabei die Möglichkeit durch die Glasscheibe ungestört von der Wellenbewegung die Unterwasserwelt zu beobachten. The device floats at rest flat on the water lying and offers the possibility through the glass undisturbed by the wave motion of the underwater world to watch.

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  1. Gerät zum Schwimmen im Schlepp eines Bootes gekennzeichnet durch die nachfolgend genannten Merkmale: An apparatus for swimming in the towing of a boat characterized by the following features:
    - es besteht aus einem brettförmigen Schwimmkörper (10) von einer im wesentlichen quadratischen Grundform, mit einer V-förmig profilierten Randausbildung, in dessen mittleren Bereich eine Glasscheibe (12) eingesetzt ist; - it consists of a board-shaped floating body (10) of a substantially square basic shape, is inserted with a V-shaped profiled edge construction, a glass sheet in its central region (12);
    - an jeder Längsseite des Schwimmkörpers (10) ist in Gestalt einer bogenförmigen Verbreiterung ein Griffteil (14) gebildet, mit einer vor einer Querachse (19) liegenden Grifföffnung (15); - at each longitudinal side of the float (10) is formed in the shape of an arc-shaped widening a grip part (14), with a front of a transverse axis (19) lying handle opening (15);
    - es ist ein Kupplungsseil (16) vorgesehen, dessen Enden jeweils seitlich an einem Griffteil (14) vor der Querachse befestigt sind und dessen Mitte in gestreckem Zustand des Seiles einen vor dem Schwimmkörper liegenden Scheitelpunkt (17) bildet. - there is provided a clutch cable (16), the ends of each side of a handle part (14) are mounted in front of the transverse axis and forms the center of which a lying ahead of the floating body vertex in gestreckem condition of the rope (17).
  2. 2. Gerät nach Anspruch 1 dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß an jedem Griffteil hinter der Querachse eine Griffmulde (15a) gebildet ist. 2. Device as claimed in claim 1, that is formed at each grip part behind the transverse axis, a recessed grip (15a).
  3. 3. Gerät nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß der Schwimmkörper im Bereich der Glasscheibe (12) durch einen Quersteg (20) ausgesteift ist. 3. Device according to claim 1, characterized in that the floating body is reinforced in the area of ​​the glass pane (12) by a transverse web (20).
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