At Progressive Automations we are always encouraging customers to use our actuators in exciting and innovative ways. Automating your boat, kayak or yacht has a lot of great opportunities for innovation and one of our customers just so happens to have created something we would love to share. PowerUp Kayaking has designed and manufactured a paddle-free propulsion system for kayaks, The Innova mount. This system allows the user to have complete control over the kayak from the comfort of the cockpit. With the help of one of our linear actuators and an engine mount trolling motor it can control the motor positioning, the speed as well as the direction of your kayak.
The mount itself replaces the rudder on the kayak and you can use it move the kayak even without a motor. To get the full experience you will need to get the mount as well as a linear actuator (or winch) and an engine mount trolling motor along with a power source or battery system to power it all. The Innova mount is made from stainless steel and anodized aluminum and weighs about 16 lbs once it’s all put together. Once it’s installed you’ll have complete speed and position control over your kayak and be able to control it via a remote or switch.
Having the position and speed of your kayak automated helps tremendously for improving your experience on the water and that’s what automation is all about, automating processes to make your life easier. Carrying and using a paddle to steer and accelerate is a good form of exercise but sometimes you just want to get on the water to relax and enjoy the scenery. With the Innova mount all you have to do is press a button to get where you need to go, leaving your full attention to the beautiful outdoors. It could even potentially improve your safety on the water, not to mention the time it saves on travelling to and from your destinations. All of these reasons are just a few examples of why the Innova mount is such an innovative invention, and just another reason why we believe we have some of the most creative and ingenious customers out there.
You can learn more about the Innova mount system and PowerUp Kayaking by visiting their website. As for the linear actuator and remote or switch you can take a look at our selection of products perfect for on the water activities and boat automation. If you’d like to start an order today do not hesitate to contact us, we can also answer any questions you may have regarding our products. Remember that if you have any projects that take advantage of our linear actuators and would like to share them we are always thrilled to hear about them, and will offer discounted products as well.