Early design work
mock-up trainer - hatch to sleeping cabin
mock-up trainer - open canopy
sitting on seat back bench
Standing up through main pilot hatch
View through pilot hatch
View from inside cockpit looking back toward cabin
View from inside the cabin looking forward into cockpit
view into sleeping cabin
View out front portlight
Crouch head clearance
The very first test carbon sandwich panel breaks at 200 lbs
Ken looking at a printed panel pattern
Flatwise tensile test breaks at 275 bs
paper model of WiTHiN
This is our giant table for laying up the carbon sandwich panels on
A paper panel pattern on the layup table
Ken is spreading epoxy onto the first layer of unidirectional carbon fiber
weighing the carbon
Greg is cutting out a panel
The jig bench
Aligning jig stations
The first sandwich panel - hull bottom sitting in the jig
Ken spreading epoxy onto carbon to tape edges of panels together
The cabin top removed from it's jig
Jig stations for the hull bottom
Hull bottom and sides in the jig
Rudder stainless steel frame
Assembled panels in the jig
Greg stands by WiTHiN in the jig
WiTHiN in the jig
Ken places the stern cabin portlight bulkhead
Access port for one of the bulkheads
Greg stands on the bow
WiTHiN cockpit / starfighter X-wing
Testing out heel clearance
Cut-away showing wind generator and gear
Drive leg by MitrPak
Greg's training bike - NoCom low racer
Greg crawls into the bow storage compartment
Bow or stern crush zone
bow crush zone
Ken adds carbon to the bow crush zone
Spreading micro on the hull bottom
Steering push/pull cable and rudder shell tube
The trailer - I had to weld struts to a boat trailer to lift the bunks to clear the keel
This is the 'T' gear box for the drive leg bolted down to the torque tube inside the cockpit
I can pedal!
This is the drive leg by MitrPak. the tapered plug fits into the tapered hole in the torque tube.
This is the tapered well that the driveleg fits into
Drive leg hole and keel post hole
Ken doing body work on the hull
View from under the hull - the keel post fits into the square hole and the tube is the drive leg (prop and gear box is not on). Note the tiny seem running around the drive leg - the whole leg drop down into the cockput
Vacuum bagging the cabin top
Ken adding 10W30 oil to the drive leg
Drive leg by MirtPak - parts precision machined by Rohmec Industries
Propellor CNC machines by Manny at Rohmec Industries
Port lights and hatches in and ready for the water!
I made a quick and dirty fairing out of PETG pastic, a heat gun and some Gorilla tape. We will make a proper hard faired covere for the keel post and drive leg, but for the lake test, I needed something.
Check out this beast of a keel bulb! Custom made for PedalTheOcean.com by our sponsor Rohmec Industries
The prop and the keel
Portlights from Lewmar
Shot of the inside - still rough and under construction, but this is the first time I am able to 'feel' the inside space - and I like it!
The drive leg is removable by releasing the thumb screws. The hatch at the front is for the bow storage compartment.
Pilot hatch - that horizontal bar makes it very easy to open and close. Plus I can use the bar to grab onto when shifting around
The is a view toward the stern and into the sleeping cabin. I put the hatch on to open sideways because which allows me to leave it open, stand or sit on the seat back storage deck.
View toward the stern of the cockpit and the recumbent seat
Cabin top - view of the pilot hatch
Keel and propellor on the trailer
First lake trials!!!
First lake trials!!! so far so good
Successful lake trials #1
Racing sailboats. There wasn't a sailboat on the lake that I couldn't beat. 10.5 km / hr top speed
My trailer extension worked
We were just testing the stability
WiTHiN during first lake trials at Glenmore reservoir
Room for MANY!
The kids had a blast
Greg & Machine. WiTHiN during first lake trials at Glenmore reservoir
Greg's happy that all wen well with first lake trials at Glenmore reservoir
Body work getting ready for paint
Ken sanding, sanding, sanding for days
Hole for the cabin dorade vent
WiTHiN in the paint booth at Hoolum custom - Chuck did an awesome job!
Chuck from Hoodlum custom. He is a master.
Chuck from Hoodlum custom.
WiTHiN painted in the drive
Time to try out the immersion suit
Helen packing food for the first sea trials: around Vancouver Island with Jordan Hanssen
Close up of the rudder control
Solar panels. These are flexible panels from PowerFilm and in my opinion, they are NOT worth the money. They were eventually replaced with rigid panels from Goal 0
Ken prepping the hull for anti-foul paint
Unloading for the second lake trials and capsize test
Peace, pedals and palm trees!
Ken and Jordan inserting the keel at Glebmore lake test
launching at Glenmore lake
Jordan Hanssen getting WiTHiN ready for the Vancouver Island circumnavigation sea trials
The day before sea trials departure, the garbage truck backed into WiTHiN! Ken quick fix
en route to Comox for sea trails
Greg and Jordan Hanssen on the ferry to Nanaimo
Greg is ALWAYS cold!
WiTHiN on the trailer ready for launching in Comox
Greg and Jordan unloading WiTHiN
It took about 3 hours to load!
packing for a short trip
Greg and Jordan Hanssen packed up and ready to go at Comox harbor
Greg in the cockpit
Jordan in the cabin
Calm, sunny day
pulling sea weed off the prop
view toward Denman Island
Stuck at the BC Ferry dock on Denman Island due to a broken roll pin in the gear box of the drive leg. Luckily, my buddy Bryon Howard was hosting a party at a friends house on the island - which Jordan and I were invited to, and I might add, had a blast!
Bryon Howard towing WiTHiN back to VI. A gear broke off and we had to bail on the sea trials !
Jordan chillaxing in the cabin
view into the cabin
Ken and Jordan taking the drive leg apart in the hotel bathroom
Well that's your problem. Broken roll pin holding the pinion gear on
xtreme drive leg repair. Ken fixed it while we drove to Penticton!
Solid pin inserted and the pinion is bonded to the shaft with Steel Epoxy
Wicked snow storm near Kelowna
Ken makes further improvements in the Penticton hotel room
WiTHiN ready for more testing at the Penticton marina
Greg sleeps in the cabin (at Penticton marina)
aft view out the cabin window on Okanagan Lake
aft view out of stern window Okanagan lake
Greg in the cockpit, Ken in the cabin on Okanagan lake
view from the stern cabin looking forward
Ken taking a turn on the pedals. The head rest is a strip of velcro.
BAck in the shop for fixing drive legs, install a wind generator,
We added gear nets
Shows the computer keyboard mount, fan, and iPod touch for video
This is the Viliv ultra mobile computer
Welding a mount for the wind gerenator
Rutlnd wind generator
This is the new, redundant, spare drive leg
Checking the fit - this is how the drive leg fits through the bay in the torque tube
Both drive legs
View from the cabin forward
Second sea trials - this time with Bryon Howard and the goal is to make it 300 km from Nanaimo, BC, up the inside passage to Port Hardy, BC. non stop 24 - 7 til we make it.
This was shot by Discovery channel who filmed the trip
This was shot by Discovery channel who filmed the trip - and will become the package design for goal 0's Sherpa battery
Discovery channel filming the sea trials
Bryon Howard - we alternated between the cabin and cockpit each 4 hour shift at the pedals
We were pulled over by a Canadian war ship who wanted to know what's up
SCARY at night!
Made it through the Seymour narrows - whew! Heading to Johnstone Strait
Bryon makes coffee in the morning
Orcas in the Johnstone Strait!!
Even though it was freezing outside, and there was about 1/2 inch of foam and paper thin carbon fiber separating us from the wild Johnstone Strait waters, we were toasty and warm in the sleeping cabin. Bryon never had problems sleeping, but I didn't sleep a wink.
View into the cockpit from the cabin with Bryon on the pedals
Nightime on the Johnstone Strait was SCARY!!!!!!!! A cruise ship passed us!!!
Night time in the Johnstone
A long, 12 hour shift at the pedals on the Johnstone Strait
Wat a mess!
There wasn't any apple juice onboard Greg!!!
Greg checking the charts
This was the view from our bedroom window. Not bad hey?
Getting close to Port McNeil
We finish in Port McNeil
Testing out some new solar panels by Goal 0
Bryon and I tour the Olympics in Vancouver
Bryon and I enjoying a beer after the adventure on Robsyn street during the Vancouver Olympics.
Back in the shop - installing an auto helm
NEW SOLAR PANELS from Goal 0. they were custom made to fit WiTHiN and produced a rated 250 watts!!! YES
THIRD sea trials in Ucluelet, BC. Off shore sea trials
Ocean Rower Roz Savage taking WiTHiN for a spin around the Ucee harbour
Adventurer Colin Angus taking WiTHiN for a spin around the Ucee harbour
20 knot wind pins within at 45 roll angle. Not good
Back home to fix the wind problem
This is a ballast mover. A car seat motor, rack and pinion assembly re-purposed to move my 100 lbs of lead acid batteries
The batteries slide on two stainless angle rails
Car seat motor and rack and pinion
Also - a new, bigger, heavier rudder