HL-101 Rubber Duck
The HL-101 Rubber Duck is a completely amphibious air
cushion raft. Designed to be used as a ferry or ship-to-shore lighter over ice
and water - capable of traversing soft mud, muskeg, broken or weak ice. It
could be folded, loaded and moved by road on one oilfield trailer without
cranes. Propulsion was via cable and on-board winch or external tractor
tow. The lift system was a Caterpillar 3208 197Hp diesel engine driving a
single Joy Industrial steel fan. The skirt was a 9" pitch segmented
skirt made of hot-bonded natural rubber/nylon material. It also featured a
spray suppression skirt constructed of neoprene/nylon.
Length: 39'4" Width:
18'10" Payload: 30,000 lbs
The manufacturer's address was:
Hoverlift Systems Ltd.
1201, 603 - 7th Avenue S.W.
Tel: (403) 263-3983