Oceanographic Wavewalk Kayak, By Peter Traykovski


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

We keep talking about turning the wave walker 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

fishing kayak converted into oceanographic research boat

Note this kayak is outfitted with two motor mounts - The one in the front serves for mounting scientific gear

fishing kayak converted into oceanographic research boat

front view of kayak motor mount with scientific instrument

2hp outboard motor mounted on fishing kayak

Wide wheel cart for transporting the heavily loaded kayak over long distances on sandy beaches

fishing kayak with outboard motor - oceanographic research

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

rear view of motorized fishing kayak with scientific instruments - on the beach.jpg

map of the bottom of the ocean

Read Peter’s 1st impression review of his W kayak >

2 Comments

  1. Rox

    Outstanding.

    The things we can do with the W500 is just amazing.

    Thanks for the great pictures.

    Tight lines and MoPaddle Safe all.
    Rox

  2. Julie Martin

    Thanks for the post, and the pictures. The W500 as a tool in scientific research is an OUTSTANDING concept.

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