Human powered boat propulsion analysis
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DateBoatHumanPropulsion methodSpecific modelWhereDistance (m)Avg Speed (km/hr)Max Speed (km/hr)Time (s)Time (hr)Heart rate (bpm)CaloriesEnergy used (MJ)Wind speed (kph)Rel wind dir (0=on nose)Wave height (m)Notes
Assumptions and conversion factors
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Hitia 171paddle5.32
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Hitia 171pedal6.73
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Hitia 171mirage
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Hitia 172paddle6.02
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Hitia 1721 paddle, 1 pedal7.70
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yellow kayakTBN 1Kayak paddle10007.97435.500.12900.3765610/5/14 making 1 1/2 day oars. Then make outrigger and modify kayak.
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yellow kayakTBN 2Rowing oars10000.000Use the yellow kayak as consistent hull to compare Kayaking/Rowing/Pedal Drive/Mirage Drive
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Concept Rowing Machine100013.23273.000.08560.234304Do the test over 1000 meters (we are not looking for sprint speeds but LSD's)
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TBN 3Pedal Drive10000.000Monitor with Heart Rate Monitor, Go Pro and Kinetic App
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TBN 4Hobie Mirage Drive10000.000
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Mirage kayakTN 1Hobie Mirage Drive (w/SV on SUP)Reg finsSSP-Kenmore0.00Not sure if TN did 1km consistent (on phone at time?)
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Mirage kayakSV1Hobie Mirage Drive (w/TN on SUP)Reg finsSSP-Kenmore0.00Use Scott's run past NOAA to dog beach?
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Hitia 17TN 1Canoe paddle on Hitia 170.00
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Hitia 17SV1Canoe paddle on Hitia 170.00
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Hitia 17SV/TN 2Canoe paddle on Hitia 17 (1 on each bow, kneeling?)0.00
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Hitia 17TBN 1Hobie Mirage Drive inbetween Hitia hulls0.00
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Hitia 17SRV 1Hobi Mirage Drive inbetween Hitia hulls0.00
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12/7/2014Hobie kayakTBN 6Hobie Mirage Drive160005.8299002.7512/7/14 on Lake Wa
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12/11/2014Matt's pedal boatMJ 1Pedal Drive (Matt's standard set-up)62210.600.00Thomas takes a birthday dip on Lake WA in 5-15 knots wind, waves ~1'.
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12/11/2014Matt's pedal boatTN 1Pedal Drive (Matt's standard set-up)7207.300.00
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12/11/2014Matt's pedal boatSV 1Pedal Drive (Matt's standard set-up)5507.600.00
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1/12/2015Hitia 17SV+TN 1Paddling together during photo shoot (Sstbd, Tport)KIALOASSP1006.950.000.0
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1/12/2015Hitia 17SV 1Paddle on right, kneeling w/ arms around shroudKIALOASSP5004.586.90.000.0
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1/12/2015Hitia 17TN 1Paddle on left, on bucket at stern of port cabinKIALOASSP5005.487.30.000.0
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1/12/2015Hitia 17SV+TN 2Paddling on both sides, togetherKIALOASSP5356.759.10.000.0
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1/12/2015Hitia 17TN 2Paddling on both sides, port hullKIALOASSP5005.559.10.000.0
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1/12/2015Hitia 17SV 2Paddling on both sides, stbd hullKIALOASSP5005.399.80.000.0
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1/16/2015Hitia 17TN, SVPaddling both sides, w/sail raisedCanoeBehind Sand Point10006.378.55650.165150.3
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1/16/2015Hitia 17TN, SVPaddling both sides, w/sail raisedCanoeCrossing Union Bay15695.717.09900.285-1200.3Possibly wind assisted, but only a bit
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1/17/2015Hitia 17TN, SV, KFPaddling both sides, w/sail raisedCanoe/KiaLoaCWB-SSP142914.077.5Not working very hard; talking, napping, wine...
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1/25/2015Hitia 17TN, SVSeaCycle pushing pretty hardSeaCycleSSP1007.409.000.1
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1/25/2015Hitia 17TNSeaCycle pushing hard (160 Watts?)SeaCycleSSP408.8411.2
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1/25/2015Hitia 17TNSeaCycle easy pace (500m)SeaCycleSSP5306.457.8
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1/25/2015Hitia 17TNSeaCycle backwards (50m)SeaCycleSSP455.496.0
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1/25/2015Hitia 17TNSeaCycle GoPro circles6006.009.2
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1/25/2015Hitia 17SVSeaCycle easy pace (500m)SeaCycleSSP5156.457.6
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1/25/2015Hitia 17TN, SVSeaCycle plus paddle easySeaCycleSSP4106.917.6
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1/25/2015Hitia 17TN, SVSeaCycle plus paddle maxSeaCycleSSP2008.4810.2
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1/25/2015Hitia 17SVSeaCycle increasing pacesSeaCycleSSP4706.099.5
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1/25/2015Hitia 17TN, SVSeaCycle sail/pedal back to beachSeaCycleSSP10005.518.1
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1/25/2015Hitia 17TN, SVSeaCycle sail/pedal racing 2-man canoe (Kevin)SeaCycleSSP2067.469.6
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1/25/2015Hitia 17TN, SVPaddling together w/o sails (main furled@45deg)Canoe paddlesSSP4805.547.0
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1/25/2015Hitia 17TN, SVPaddling hard together w/o sails (main furled@45deg)Canoe paddlesSSP896.747.6
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1/25/2015Hitia 17SVPaddling w/o sails (both sides on stb, seated)Canoe paddlesSSP3505.396.8
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1/25/2015Hitia 17SVPaddling SUP-style w/o sails (outboard stb)Canoe paddlesSSP626.617.1
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1/25/2015Hitia 17TNPaddling w/o sails (both sides on port, seated)Canoe paddlesSSP4705.517.3
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2/4/2015Hitia 17SV1Matt's pedal boat (w/Hobie kayak between beams)Matt drive v.1SSP5157.6110.00.00
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2/4/2015Hitia 17TN 1Matt's pedal boat (w/Hobie kayak between beams)Matt drive v.1SSP0.00
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2/4/2015Hitia 17TN 2Hobie Mirage Drive (Matt's pedal drive mostly out)SSP
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2/4/2015Hitia 17SV2Hobie Mirage Drive (Matt's pedal drive mostly out)SSP0.00
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2/4/2015Hitia 17TN3+SV3Thomas on Matt's pedal boat w/Scott on mirageMatt drive v.1SSP0.00
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2/4/2015Hitia 17Mini-test of Nielsen/King pedal drive15" airplane propSSP
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Hitia 1718 hour pedal-sail data!
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3/24/15Hitia 17SV, TNWilloughby drivehttp://www.searunners.net/r2ak-hitia-17-reassembled-with-new-pedal-drive/SSP10006.508.2
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Hitia test data
Speed records & data
Props, shafts, couplers
Pedal power
Propulsion options
Commercial boats
Hull design, density
Human specific power
Tug-of-wars & races
Qs & notes