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I've been investigating inflatable tent design for my Tiki 21. Such a tent would solve the problem of threading long ridged poles while standing on deck, where care is necessary to avoid one-in-the-eye or dragging pole ends in the water. I'm considering a simple arch shaped tunnel with ridge support from a halyard. Inflatable tubes would be used to add shape and make headroom near the sides.
For those interested in building their own, you might consider buying spares from a company like Vango, see:
I will be doing some experiments within flat hose, just as soon as I get some time.
These guys have been making such inflatable tents for a while: X-GLOO
Good quality stuff made in Germany, but not cheap and they are a bit large, starting at 4x4 meters.