The industry-leading company 3D Systems has recognized PowerUp Kayaking’s innovative use of their technology in the design and installation of its patented trolling motor mount. A case study of PowerUp Kayaking is included in 3D Systems’ marketing and promotion for the new Sense scanner. Review the above video, and follow the link that follows, for more details: Case Study
Doc (left), pictured with patent attorney Bob Hammer, is all smiles after receiving a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his patent application. The patent is on its way to publication!
For best performance, we recommend the following:
- Ideally, your rudder cables should exit the stern of your kayak 1-2″ below the bottom of the base plate of the mount, and at least 5 ” apart.
- If your rudder cables exit the stern of your kayak below this level, they should be at least 4″ from the midline to avoid any interference with the mount.
- If the spread of the exit points for the cables is less than 6″, raise the base plate above the stern platform at least 3/4″, to allow the motor cable to pass between the cables and under the plate.
- Bungee the rudder pedals to reduce slack in the cable.
- We recommend use of 1/16″ stainless steel rudder cables…and we prefer sliding-track pedals, like model K747600 from Sealect Designs.