Through the use of location lugs and couplers, fixed to the sides and ends of each Linkflote, our units can be easily connected to form almost any pontoon shape or configuration.
Each Linkflote has two watertight bulkheads, which divide the units into three equal compartments for safety and to allow ballasting and/or trimming. The bulkheads also serve to significantly increase the rigidity of the Linkflote unit. Access to each compartment is via a watertight hatch in the Linkflote deck. In each hatch are two threaded pipe connectors, one of which has a tube extending almost to the bottom of the Linkflote. Through these connectors each compartment can be flooded or drained by the introduction of compressed air.
Strong sledge-type runners, fitted to the base of the Linkflote, assist with skidding the units on shore and lifting points are provided, as an integral part of each unit, to facilitate handling by crane.
The standard Linkflote is constructed with steel gunwales, standing 80mm proud of the deck plates and facilitate the fitting of a removable timber deck, hand railing, winches, saddles and bollards.
The deck of the standard unit is constructed from 5mm steel plate. Chequer plate or reinforced steel decks can be provided to meet specific customer requirements.