NL1035776C2 - Recreational craft, has convertible roof comprising front roof part and rear roof part, where roof is movable between closed position and open position, and lateral drive mounted with well-connected driving element - Google Patents

Recreational craft, has convertible roof comprising front roof part and rear roof part, where roof is movable between closed position and open position, and lateral drive mounted with well-connected driving element Download PDF

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NL1035776C2
NL1035776C2 NL1035776A NL1035776A NL1035776C2 NL 1035776 C2 NL1035776 C2 NL 1035776C2 NL 1035776 A NL1035776 A NL 1035776A NL 1035776 A NL1035776 A NL 1035776A NL 1035776 C2 NL1035776 C2 NL 1035776C2
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60JWINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
    • B60J7/00Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs
    • B60J7/08Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position
    • B60J7/12Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts
    • B60J7/14Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of rigid plate-like elements or rigid non plate-like elements, e.g. with non-slidable, but pivotable or foldable movement
    • B60J7/143Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of rigid plate-like elements or rigid non plate-like elements, e.g. with non-slidable, but pivotable or foldable movement for covering the passenger compartment
    • B60J7/145Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of rigid plate-like elements or rigid non plate-like elements, e.g. with non-slidable, but pivotable or foldable movement for covering the passenger compartment at least two elements being folded in clamp-shell fashion
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
    • B63BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING 
    • B63B17/00Vessels parts, details, or accessories, not otherwise provided for
    • B63B17/02Awnings, including rigid weather protection structures, e.g. sunroofs; Tarpaulins; Accessories for awnings or tarpaulins

Abstract

The craft has a convertible roof comprising a front roof part and a rear roof part, where the roof is movable between a closed position and an open position. The roof includes a drive body such as lateral drive and mechanical drive. A drive element of a roof structure is rotated relative to a support body attached to a hull. The lateral drive is mounted with a well-connected driving element, where the lateral drive supports a body. The roof parts are hinged to each other, and are formed in a storable-space.

Description

Recreational craft comprising a convertible roof construction.

The present invention relates to a pleasure craft comprising a convertible roof construction.

Many forms of pleasure craft are known, including sailing ships and motor ships. It is known that many motor ships have tent-like constructions or the like at their disposal for screening off a part of the ship or for closing the cabin. A drawback of such tent-like constructions is that they often require complex operations for establishing the cover or for breaking off the cover. Often it concerns fabric constructions that are brought into shape by means of rods or ribs. A further drawback of such a fabric construction is that it is vulnerable to accidental damage and to intentional damage, such as burglary. In such cases, a further disadvantage is that the contents of the ship are not safe for the malicious person.

A further drawback of such constructions is that the shape is generally determined by the shape of the rods and cloth stretched over it. As a result, a beautifully designed, smooth appearance of the ship 25 in the closed state is virtually impossible.

In order to obviate such drawbacks, the present invention provides a pleasure craft, comprising: - a hull, - a hull superstructure, - a cabin, - a convertible roof construction comprising a roof comprising at least one front part and a rear part, wherein the roof is movable between a closed position and an open position, wherein in the closed position the roof parts form a substantially unvitable, rigid roof and in the open position the roof parts can be placed in a roof storage space, and wherein the pleasure craft comprises: roof storage space for storing the roof parts therein in the closed position: - a cover element for covering the roof storage space.

An advantage of such a pleasure boat according to the present invention is that a preformed sturdy roof on a pleasure boat becomes possible, while this roof is also removable and can be stored in a roof storage space. Due to the substantially non-deformable rigid roof parts, the shape of the roof can be determined in advance with a more attractive line than is possible by tensioning the cloth over rods or ribs. The shape becomes possible, for example, through a choice of material from metal or a plastic such as polyester.

In a first preferred embodiment, the roof construction of the pleasure boat comprises at least one drive member, such as a lateral drive, such as a hydraulic cylinder drive, for mechanically driving it. An advantage of this preferred embodiment is that the roof can be opened and closed mechanically, whereby the user comfort is increased and these operations can be performed with greater comfort. Furthermore, the risk of damage to the roof construction is reduced since the operations are carried out in a predetermined manner and shocks that would occur with a manual operation can be avoided.

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In a further preferred embodiment, a drivable element of the roof construction is rotatable relative to a support member connected to the hull. A simple construction of the roof construction can hereby be effected, whereby a relatively light construction can be relatively robust. Furthermore, a simple drive construction becomes possible.

Such a lateral drive is preferably rotatably mounted relative to both a support member connected to the hull and to the drivable element of the roof construction. This makes it possible to perform the entire opening and closing operation with a relatively short stroke. Also, only one drive element is required for the entire movement stroke, possibly per side of the roof. Only having to use one lateral drive provides a relatively inexpensive to manufacture and maintenance-friendly construction. An advantage hereof is both low costs during manufacture and during use, in particular maintenance.

The required short, single stroke or having only one lateral drive is furthermore made possible in that it is furthermore preferably connectable to the support member on the drive side for rotatability during the drive.

With, for example, a hydraulic drive with a piston and a cylinder, an attachment point is provided in this embodiment according to the present invention substantially at the location of the outlet for the piston of the cylinder and in a rotatable manner.

As a result, the said short stroke can be achieved in an improved manner. A relatively short buckling length is hereby achieved in an advantageous manner.

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In a further preferred embodiment according to the present invention, the roof parts can be pivotably mounted relative to each other. This makes it possible to collapse it in a harmonica-like or zigzag manner, as a result of which a relatively small storage surface is required relative to the surface of use in the closed condition / all of which is viewed in top view.

The fact that the storage space can be arranged behind the cabin provides the further advantage that the roof can be stored here without the roof having to be detached from the ship. In fact, only a simple tilting movement is required for this.

In the further preferred embodiment wherein the cover element of the roof space forms the floor of a part of the pleasure boat accessible to persons, this cover element can advantageously for instance a rear deck or a floor of a part of the cabin or the bottom of for instance a tub-like seating.

The storage space in the pleasure craft is furthermore preferably located behind and / or above the engine room of the pleasure craft. Such an arrangement provides, for example, the advantage that a partition from the engine room can be used as a mounting foundation for the roof construction. Furthermore, such an arrangement provides a desirable weight distribution of the ship.

Proper functioning of the roof construction is preferably guaranteed by providing at least one movement chamber for shielding the movement path of the drive member. If use is made of a drive member which makes a movement stroke during the opening and closing of the roof, such a movement chamber provides room for movement in which the drive member will not be disturbed by other objects present in the ship. This also increases the safety of the roof construction.

For the purpose of moving the front roof part in an automatic and controlled manner, there is preferably provided a guide member for guiding the front roof part during the pivotal movement from the open position to the closed position, which guide members are pivotably connectable on one side 10 is with the hull and on the other side with the front roof part. By a correct placement of such a guide member on both the fixed structure of the ship and on the front roof part, it is achieved that the guide member has a good connection with both in the two extreme positions for storing and being closed of the roof. In the intermediate positions or the intermediate movement, this guide member will 'take' the roof with it. A very simple construction is hereby achieved for guiding the front roof part, while only the rear roof part is directly driven by the drive member.

The roof construction furthermore preferably comprises means for absorbing movements, such as stamping, roll rolling and yawing, during the closing and opening operations of the roof. In this context, additional reinforcement material can be envisaged for the various components of the roof construction. It is important here that the so-called stamping forces that can amount to more than 1000 or 2000 kilograms or a multiple (4-10 times) of the mass of the roof construction can be absorbed in the event of unexpected movement. This makes it possible for the roof to be operated while the ship is not in a quiet harbor. It is, of course, not always foreseeable when it is desirable to close the roof, even when the fairway is turbulent.

A sturdy construction is furthermore important in such rough weather if the roof is opened and it is placed in the storage space. In this case, support means and collapsing means are preferably provided for stabilizing the roof parts in the storage position.

The roof, in particular the rear roof part, furthermore preferably comprises a window, hatch and / or a door.

Further advantages, features and details of the present invention will be described in greater detail below with reference to the attached figures in which a preferred embodiment of the present invention is shown in different views. For the sake of brevity, the content of the figures is as follows:

Figure 1 shows a side view of a first preferred embodiment according to the present invention in three states with internal components schematically indicated.

Figure 2 shows details of the embodiment of Figure 1 in side view.

Figure 3 shows details of the embodiment of Figure 1 in perspective view.

Figure 4 shows a further detail of the embodiment of Figure 1 in perspective view.

Figure 5 shows in cross-section schematically some variations of the embodiment of Figure 1.

Figure 1 shows in side view a preferred embodiment according to the present invention. The ship 1 is shown in the upper view with a closed roof 2, a closed rear deck plate 9 and an orientation of operating structure 3 suitable for this condition 7 for opening and closing the roof 2. In the middle view the roof is shown between the open and closed state. The rear deck plate 9 is herein opened for allowing the roof parts into the storage space or for allowing the roof parts to exit from the storage space. The lower view shows how the roof parts have been lowered almost completely and the rear deck plate 9 is lowered.

In figure 2 the roof construction is shown in side view in the same orientations as in figure 1. The roof construction, the roof 2 and the hinge construction 3. The roof essentially comprises a front roof part 4 and a rear roof part 5. Here, the front roof part is also the highest roof part that extends substantially horizontally and the rear roof part is the lower roof part which extends downwards from the front roof part downwards to the hinge mechanism 3. There is a hinge mechanism on both sides of the roof. A support 19 is connected along a weld seam 18 to a wall 53 of the ship's engine compartment. Those skilled in the art will appreciate alternative fastening methods, such as bolt or screw connections, glue connections, etc. within the understanding of the present invention.

A pivoting compartment 10 extends from here in the engine compartment, into which the rotatably mounted hydraulic cylinder 11 can pivot during lowering. The support member 19 is made up of two parallel plates 41, 42, each of which is provided with openings 4, 47, for rotatably mounting rotational axes therein. The axis of rotation 17 which is located in the openings 47, such as for the rotatable attachment of the hydraulic cylinder 11 relative to this support. The two shafts 16 which pass through the openings 46 serve for rotatably fixing the roof supports 14 relative to the two plates 41, 42. Finally, the rotatable shaft 15 serves for rotatable manner by means of the openings 45 connecting the piston rod 12 of the hydraulic cylinder with the roof support 14.

A chassis beam 44 of the roof is attached to the roof supports 14. The rear roof part 5 is connected in a supporting manner to this chassis beam 44. The roof is moved from the closed to the open position and vice versa by rotating the roof supports 14 relative to the support members 19. This can be clearly seen in the representation 2b and 2c in which the roof supports 14 are rotated relative to the orientation that this support 14 assumes in figure 2. It can also be seen here that the hydraulic cylinder rotates while moving inwards the hydraulic piston in the hydraulic cylinder.

The wall 53 of the engine compartment is furthermore provided with an opening for causing the hydraulic cylinder 11 to move through the opening. Furthermore, this wall 53 partly serves as part of the rotation compartment 10. The side walls 51 and 52 and the top wall 54 and rear wall and bottom wall (not shown) provide the rest of the pivot compartment 10.

In the rear views of Figure 5, two variants of the roof are shown in the top two views. In the top view a roof is shown with an oval window 8. In the middle view of figure 5 a roof is shown with a hatch 8a for access to the cabin through the roof part 5. Furthermore, in figure 5 two roof rest supports 29 30 for supporting the roof on the underside of the storage compartment thereon. The storage compartment further comprises two side walls 25, 26 for lowering the roof parts downwards between them.

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These side walls also provide lateral support for the roof parts. For this purpose, additional clamping elements (not shown) can preferably be provided. This is advantageous for preventing damage to the roof parts 5 and / or the hinge construction during rolling of the ship. The robust construction of the hinge construction with the constructional simplicity further provides the necessary rigidity for a long service life while the construction is subject to forces due to the said ship movements, such as rolling and stamping movement of the ship. The different points of rotation of the hinge construction can be mounted by means of different types of bearings that are suitable for use on ships. Preference is given to plain bearings such as collar bushes. The skilled person will be able to use suitable alternative solutions within the understanding of the present invention.

In the foregoing, the present invention has been described with reference to a few preferred embodiments. Different aspects of different embodiments are considered described in combination with each other, whereby all combinations that can be made by a person skilled in the art on the basis of this document must be read. These preferred embodiments are not limitative of the scope of this text. The rights requested are defined in the appended claims.

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1. Recreational craft, comprising: - a hull, 5. a hull superstructure, - a cabin, - a convertible roof construction comprising a roof comprising at least a front and a rear roof part, the roof being movable between a closed position and an open position, wherein in the closed position the roof parts form a substantially undeformable, rigid roof and in the open position the roof parts can be placed in a roof storage space, and wherein the pleasure craft comprises: 15. the roof storage space for storing the roof parts therein in the closed position : - a cover element for covering the roof storage space.
A pleasure craft according to claim 1, wherein the roof structure comprises at least one drive member, such as a lateral drive, such as a hydraulic cylinder drive, for mechanically driving it.
3. Recreational craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein a drivable element 14 of the roof construction is rotatable relative to a support member 19 connected to the hull.
Pleasure craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the lateral drive is rotatably attachable to both a support member connected to the hull and to the drivable element of the roof construction.
Pleasure craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the lateral drive can be connected to the support member on the drive side for rotatability during the drive.
Pleasure craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the roof parts can be pivotably mounted relative to each other.
7. Pleasure craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the roof parts can be stored in the roof storage space in a folded-together state.
8. Pleasure craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the storage space behind the cabin can be arranged and / or it is provided with support elements for supporting the roof parts thereon.
9. Pleasure craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the cover element of the roof storage space forms the floor of a part of the pleasure craft accessible to persons.
10. Recreational craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the storage space is located behind and / or above the engine room of the recreational craft is arranged.
Recreational craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, comprising at least one movement chamber for shielding the movement path from the drive. S
12. Pleasure craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, comprising a guide member for guiding the front roof part during the hinge movement from the opened position to the closed position, which guide member is pivotally connectable on one side to the hull and to the hull. other side with the front roof part.
13. Pleasure craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the roof construction comprises means for absorbing ship movements such as stamping, rolling or yawing during performing closing and opening operations of the roof.
A pleasure craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the roof comprises a window.
A pleasure craft according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the roof comprises a door. 25 1035776
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