Motorized Ocean Kayaking

Here are some more pics of my Wavewalk kayak, and a blog from the projecthttp://blog.iod.ucsd.edu/RIVET/

We keep talking about turning the W fishing kayak into a robot..autonomous surface vehicle..so I don’t have to drive!…haven’t done it yet but will let you know when we do. We have lots of robotic underwater vehicles here so on the surface is easy.

Hope all is well with you and you are having a good summer.

-Peter

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fishing kayak converted into oceanographic research boatNote this kayak is outfitted with two motor mounts – The one in the front serves for mounting scientific gear
2hp outboard motor mounted on fishing kayakWide wheel cart for transporting the heavily loaded kayak over long distances on sandy beaches

motorized fishing kayak ploughing the waves with scientific gear mounted in front

motorized fishing kayak ploughing the waves with scientific gear mounted in front

motorized fishing kayak ploughing the waves with scientific gear mounted in front