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Trijak - a new watercraft : play

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How did this design improve life?:
Kayak paddling is an increasing sport in Sweden and in allot of other countries.It becomes more and more popular as well as other outdoor sports. The kayak has been developed during hundreds of years to become the ultimate paddling craft.
The trijak is a new type of water craft, a stable and fast going kayak with outriggers and rudder. The purpose was to make possible a combination between paddling and sailing. And to make kayaking and other watersports as kiteing and fishing accessible to a bigger range of people. This new target group includes people with certain functional disabilitys. But, the Trijak allso improves life fore the experienced paddler by adding kiteing, diveing, fishing and sunbadeing into the sport. It is a new water craft that offers the paddler a more flexible and fun life at sea.
Name of Designer(s):
Josefin Carne - Industrila Designer MA
Designers professional status:
Professional
Status of realization:
Not realized
Kind of design:
Tangible
Year of production, realization or publishing:
2003
Designed in country:
Sweden
Used on continents:
Entire World
Short description of design:
The goal with the Trijak project whas to unite what is good with kayaks today, with other watersports to create a broader area of use and a broader group of users. Through developing a kayak –like hull with outriggers the Trijak whas born.
Functionallity and use of design:
The Trijak Is a new type of kayak with stabilisators.
The Trijak allows you to do paddling without risking to turn over. You can allso do kitesailing, fishing, sunbadeing and diveing from the Trijak. The Trijak makes paddling and sea-life avaliable to allot more people thanks to the outriggers.
Drawbacks of life improvement:
One disavantage could be if the Trijak is looked up on as a kayak with "support-wheels". Therfore it is werry important to promote the product right. In this aspect the look of the product is a determining factor for the products acceptance on the market.
Research and need:
A comprahensive research report of 80 pages whas written to collect important information about kayaks and construction.
A boat-constructor at the Royal Institute of Thecnology in Stockholm whas consulted about his opinion of the technical functions. He pronunced that the project was fully feasible. Paddling and kiteing experts where allso consulted through the project, as well as a number of ordinary amateur paddlers and sailors.Designing the Trijak had to be done verry carefully since every shape effects the function.
It was necessary to think through and carefully examine the consequences of every line and curvature. Water, wind and wave resistance, centre of gravity, traction force and floating characteristics was parameters that had to be conciderd.


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