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Wavewalk review.

Fishing Kayak Outfitted For Oceanographic Research

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.

-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 (2)

 

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 (2)

motorized fishing kayak ploughing the waves with scientific gear mounted in front (3)

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