Posts in the "water trials" Category

  • I cannot believe that we will actually be ready for the very first lake trials on Sunday! By looking at these shots taken today, you might not believe it either, but we are much closer to finishing than it might appear. There won’t be any paint on WiTHiN, or electronics or equipment aside from the […]

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  • Big Seas!

    Watch this video in HD – click here! “At first you are afraid you are going to die. Then you are afraid you are not going to die”. This is what my support boat driver Matahil Lawson says about sea sickness. I can now attest that it is completely true, and in the midst of […]

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  • Here is the SBS TV, Korea documentary on human power featuring Pedal The Ocean in Tofino during sea trials. Pat and I were very impressed with producer Jin-Kyu Yoo and his camera man Sang-Ryun Woo. They even spent the effort and expense to produce a custom computer animation of WiTHiN for the special. gk

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  • $250 small business sponsorship includesthis plaque + your LOGO on WiTHiN More sea trials: According to the departure countdown widget in the upper right of this page, I only have 272 days, 8 hours and a few minutes before departure. YIKES! I have a lot to do, but everything seems to be falling into place […]

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  • I did some additional calculating, and I think I have come up with the following ESTIMATE: There is a 5% chance that my crossing could be either 66.5 days or 21 days, and a 95% chance that it will be 36 to 44 days. Here is the logic behind this estimate – please let me […]

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  • Victoria media day and more sea trials photos

    Man and machines – Greg Kolodziejzyk stands beside WiTHiN human powered boat with Critical Power human powered vehicle in the background on the docks at the Victoria Gorge Rowing and Paddling club. Mark Dusseault and Greg Kolodziejzyk Mark Dusseault is amazing. Mark volunteered to organize a media day at the Gorge Rowing club in Victoria […]

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  • Sea trials

    The adventure started almost immediately on Thursday morning as Pat Lor and I headed West from Calgary with my human powered boat WiTHiN in tow. We departed bright and early at 6:00 am and after travelling 100 km, stopped to check on the boat at the Banff park gates. To my horror, I saw that […]

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  • I can’t believe how much time it has taken just to get ready for this Vancouver Island sea trials trip. I can’t imagine what it will be like when I am getting WiTHiN ready to leave La Gomera, Spain on her human powered voyage across the Atlantic ocean in a year from now. I’ve spent […]

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  • I’ve been busy getting the prototype ocean crossing boat “WiTHiN” ready for a training and testing mini-expedition to the Pacific ocean on Canada’s west coast. I need to accomplish two tests, the first is a multi-day trip through protected waters which will be a great opportunity to experience what it will be like to sit […]

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  • Jet-boat vs. Pedal Boat

    We just finished two successful tests out at Ghost Lake on Friday and Saturday. Everything went pretty well according to plan. Here’s the video: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAMHbtbrk9Q] On Friday, Ben and I off-loaded WiTHiN into Ghost lake and tested the new trolley system for launching and the outriggers. The floats retract and extend very easily. When they […]

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  • PTO on Discovery Channel! The Discovery Channel show Daily Planet filmed a segment about me and Pedal The Ocean way back in June. It finally aired yesterday on Discovery Channel Canada.

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  • Capsize Test!

    Who Hoo!!!! That was way too much fun! You HAVE to check this video out. We set up a water proof lipstick camera to the bow of WiTHiN facing back, one in the cockpit of WiTHiN to catch the action from Within WiTHiN, and our HD video footage shot from the dock. Over all – […]

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  • “Take me to your leader” I am planning on running a full-deck capsize test this Saturday at the lake. While I have been away eating and drinking to my hearts content in Italy, Ben has been hard at work in the SquirrelWorks shop finishing the installation of WiTHiN’s full top deck window and hatch. (We […]

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  • This sequence shows how I will get into WiTHiN from deep water. I build a wood frame that simulates the size and general shape of a door that I will cut in the side of the top deck. This door will swing open like a gull wing door. The bottom of the opening is a […]

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  • The lake test was fairly successful, but our speeds were about 10% slower than predicted. Our 150 watt predicted speed was 10.2 kph and I measured 9.2 kph. That’s only a 10% decrease, but it required 50% more power to reach 10.2 kph than expected which is quite a bit. Here are the speed test […]

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  • The pool test was a success – until the chain snapped. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1DFV3n4XQU] After the half marathon, I sat at my desk and stressed about where our predicted water line was on WiTHiN and how it was going to totally flood the boat through the drive leg. I had visions of it spaying violently up through […]

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  • I designed and ordered some T-shirts from Zazzle.com for my crew at the 24 hour event. If you would like one, you can order your own from Zazzle. Just follow the link below to order. You can change the shirt style, specify a different color, the size, or even change the design. And, it’s only […]

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