Features
Shrouded propeller
Trimarran hull
Shallow draft
Low power for high speed
Light weight
Fuel tanks in sponsons
4-stroke engine

 

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Kanaloa Specifications and Performance

Overview

In early 2008, we released Kanaloa, a first generation, ducted, Category X watercraft AKA Baja Skimmer.  The specifications below are of this release.

 

Kanaloa

Specifications & Performance     Features
               
      Proof-of-Concept Production   Whisper fan propulsion Increases thrust
  Engine           Reduces noise
    Type 2-stroke Rotax 4-stroke Kohler     Stirs up no sediments
    Displacement 497 cc 1000 cc     Improves safety
    Power 50 hp 40 hp   Trimarran hull Provides stability and speed
  Drive Unit           Keeps riders dry
    Prop Blades 6 3     Restricts incursions into sensitive habitats
    Reduction Ratio 3:1 1:1   Shallow draft Allows operations in shallow water
  Dimensions           Allows operations in debris filled waters
    Length 139" 139"     Allow use on vegetation clogged waterways
    Width 64" 64"   High speed on low power Delivers high excitement without high cost
    Height 70" 70"     Reduces fuel use
    Draft 9" 7"     Reduces noise
    Dry Weight 460 lb 350 lb   Light weight Improves handling on the water
    Rider Capacity 1 or 2 1 or 2     Eases loading and unloading on a trailer
    Fuel Capacity 6 gal 12 gal     Eases towing
  Performance         Fuel tanks in sponsons Improves access for refilling
    Maximum Speed 60 mph 55 mph     Improves safety by separating engine and fuel tanks
    Cruise Speed 55 mph 50 mph   American-made Reduces noise
    Endurance @ Cruise Speed 2 hr 4+ hr   4-stroke engine Improves reliability
              Protects the environment

Technical specifications  
   
Dimensions  
length  
139"
width  
64"
height  
70"
weight (dry)  
350 lb
rider capacity  
1 or 2
fuel capacity  
12 gal
storage capacity  
?
   
Performance  
maximum speed  
55 mph
cruise speed  
50 mph
endurance  
4+ hr
fuel consumption  
2.5 gal/hr
   
Engine  
type  
4-stroke Kohler
displacement  
1000 cc
power  
40 hp
cooling  
air cooled with integrated electric fan
fuel type  
regular automotive
   
Drive unit  
propulsion system  
shrouded air propeller
transmission  
toothed belt drive
propeller  
3-bladed, carbon composite
   
Electrical  
ignition  
CDI (?)
starter  
electric
battery  
12 volt
   
Equipment  
engine information system  
optional
speedometer  
standard
tachometer  
standard
GPS  
optional
fuel gauges  
standard
engine warning light  
standard
shutoff layard  
standard
   
Standard features  
   
Engine  
Kohler  
American made, high reliability, lower cost
fuel injected?  
better control of exhaust emission, reduced fuel consumption
chockless starting  
simple, user-friendly starting
air cooled  
no water takeup or emission
electric start  
simple, user-friendly starting
low mounting location  
lower center-of-gravity for improved handling and stability
low power for high speed  
reduced noise and fuel expense
fuel efficient  
reduced fuel expense
regular automotive fuel  
reduced fuel expense
   
Propulsion system  
carbon composite duct  
strong and lightweight
carbon composite propeller  
strong, lightweight, water ingestion tolerant
toothed belt drive  
quiet, smooth transmission of power
reduced clutter in front of prop  
higher efficiency (more speed for less power)
   
Hull and components  
trimarran  
stability and speed; keeps the riders dry
bumpers  
protects the boat from dock damage
integrated hand grips  
eases handling of the boat
no-slip boarding deck  
eases ingress and exit
safety lanyard  
stops engine in manual and emergency situations
2 seat  
comfortable, motorcycle-style seating
3 storage compartments:  
provides room for equipment and supplies
nose bay, under seat, glove box  
fuel tanks in sponsons  
easy access
fuel tanks in sponsons  
improved safety due to separation from engine compartment
digital information center  
(optional) provides key engine parameters
automatic sump pump  
simple, user-friendly removal of any on-board water
foam flotation  
boat cannot sink
light weight  
easier handling and towing
low seating position  
higher sense of speed, better stability
shallow draft  
access to more waterways, allows use in debris invested waters
   
Environmental  
trimarran  
keeps riders dry
shallow draft  
does not stir up sediments
air propeller  
does not stir up sediments
air cooled  
no contamination of waterway
4-stroke  
no contamination of waterway
muffled  
quieter operation
ducted prop  
quieter operation
low power for high speed  
quieter operation
 
   

 

 
 
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