Water Bug Canoe

The "Water Bug" canoe is a self propelled vehicle with many "hull" adaptations. The canoe is "weighted" to reverse capsize along with the extending self sustained electric water propulsion system then being a pneumatically "pressurized" water jet self sustained pneumatic / electric hydraulic draft water jet propulsion system.  The system is a bit heavier than the standard canoe but incorporated additional features allow for ease of operation. The amenities provide function for extended canoe trips. The hull design is called a "Water Bug" due to the extenuating pontoon flotation that  hinges out from the front of the canoe and in the aft the pontoon buoyancy flotation are equipped with internal electric water propellers and electric "outboard" electric motor. The "draft accelerator water jet propulsion" then encased with the wall of the canoe to allow for adequate floor space.....

Parts List

1.  wench cable wench

2.  hinged canopy (vented)

3.  hand rail and ore stow (upon both sides of the canoe)

4. canopy hinge ratchet (operated by foot lever ratchet and cable system contains safety locking)

5. front pontoon cable ratchet

6. large pulley

7. drive belt

8. pneumatic compression system a "rotary type" air compressor that also acts as a pneumatic impeller system at "start up" -

    system contains sealed filtered lubrication - drive line assembly contains electrically disengaged mechanical clutch ( natural clutch

    position is engaged. ( The air compressor is not required to operate all the time as the pressurized hydraulic system keeps the

    generator running )

9. pneumatic flow pipe

10. small pulley

11.  system throttle (hand grip "throttle" accelerator rotates to increase the electrical reintroduction circuit and pulls out to

      increase the total basal speed  - full relaxed position system cycle but produces zero aft water jet discharge)

12. pontoon ratchet lever (sum of two "upon" each side of the canoe)

13. captain's seat

14. maritime beacon lamp

15. pole (antenna)

16. ratchet mechanism with hard locking

17. rudder lever (extends for different arc of operation)

18. hinge

19. rudder spindle

20.  water jet discharge tube

21. pontoon water jet water discharge port

22. flotation pontoon

23. pontoon internal water jet venturi

24. electric water jet propeller

25. electric out board water propulsion - electric motor (water safe)

26. foot lever air pump (manual air pump fills air pressure storage tank , number 62

27. over pressure max pressure pneumatic over pressure safety vent (stainless steel composition)

28. flow pipe system static electricity control unit (prevents electrical build up from occurring within the system flow

      pipes "de-energized "water flow pipes - "dissipates" or "re-routes" static electricity  (artificial electrical ground)

29. mid size pulley tandem rotating with the generator armature

30.  generator armature (permanent magnet "Magneto")

31. dual shaft electric drive motor and high speed water pump, The unit uses a 1:50 ratio gear set so that the water pump is caused to

      then turn fifty times faster than the pulley driven electric motor upon the assembly. The electric motor then "tilts" the pressurized flow

      cycle into forward advancement increasing speed by the electricity re-introduction circuit

32. water intake screen box

33.  water flow cycle flow adjustment dampener valve ( when water is then required for high speed propulsion), the

       dampener opens allowing more water into the system) also refills the water in the air pressure water pressure tank, number 40, as

       a safety blow down and will cause the propulsion system to perpetuate rotation. The dampener system contains a screw impeller

       with a geared end to then drive a compression screw pump with interfacing gear end, that re-pressurizes the lower water air

       pressure holding tank, number 40.

34. air intake air filter

35. foot lever ratchet assembly (operated the canoe canopy)

36. stainless steel canopy operation cable sheathed (weather encased)

37. canopy ratchet foot lever

38. padded hinged lid back rest (serves as a seat)

39. padded hinged  seat and lid for the refrigeration system refrigerator and electric grill cover

40. air pressure water pressure pendulum pressure tank

41. pendulum mounting system (front and back)

42. pontoon ratchet mechanism

43. pontoon reverse direction at full extension locking at rest

44. swing out pontoon

45. canoe metal cap rail wood insert

46. cable wench cable guide pulley

47. cable wench cable guide pulley

48.  wench tow hook

49.  maritime market lamp

50. pontoon cable ratchet spindle

51. weather safe sheathed stainless steel braided pull cable

52. foot pedal recess

53. voltage regulator

54. air filter

55. small pulley

56. refrigerator

57. electric grill

58. flotation foam

59.  hydraulic draft cycle water impeller (pulley driven)

60. electric pneumatic pressure sensor (may also be cable and gauge air pressure sensor with manual gauge display)

61. pneumatic pressure max pressure over pressure safety vent (stainless steel construction)

62. pneumatic pressure storage pressure tank

63. pneumatic one way valve

64. pneumatic one way valve

65. electronics logic box fuse block relay block electricity management control box

66. refrigeration compressor / refrigerant storage electric drive motor and de-humidification collection system to store clean water

      from air refrigeration "condenser" with electric element electric resistor forced air blower

67. tie down strap system (with adjustment buckles)

68. mooring hoops

69. clean water holding tanks

70. electric water pump (from the clean water storage tanks , number 69) to the clean water dispenser, number 73

71. electric element electric resistor forced air blower

72. air plenum hot or cool air exhaust forced air

73. water dispenser valve

74. food storage stow - gear stow - medical kit stow

75. bedding stow

76. canoe floor drain water pump

77.  water flow pipe static electricity dissipation system

78. pull strap

79. float ring

80. rope

81. anchor rope tie

82. life jacket stow

83.  stow lid hinge

84.  hull

85. h.v.a.c. blower vent / hand rail both sides of the canoe

86. water ladder (both sides)

87. non slip floor grip

88. wood floor raised anti slip floor insert

89. wood floor raised anti slip floor insert

90.  floor drain system (drain pipe connects all floor drains)

91. start valve

92. rudder

93.  rudder connection rack "steering system" compass auto navigation  gauge system compass dial upon the instrumentation cluster

94.  cup holder

95. instrumentation display dashboard

96. pneumatic "start" cycle control valve cable connected to number 11

97 ."cross over" water flow connecting pipe and dampener valve ( allows for generator "run" without water exhaust from

       number 20 until sufficient water pressure opens the dampener valve allowing for high pressure water discharge from number 20

Following please find a close up of the propulsion system flow cycle;


The canoe motive power the being derived from air pressure atop water pressure contained within the "pendulum dual component mounting tank and the additional stored air pressure holding tank. The "start" sequence is as follows;

The operator uses the starboard "throttle" hand grip the turning a on/off electrical switch upon the end of the hand grip to the "on" position this action completes the electrical "re-introduction circuit that directs a percentile of generated electrical current from the main

generator (magneto) back to the systems electric drive motor and water pump assembly number 31.

Simultaneously the starboard side "throttle" thumb button actuated the initial pneumatic discharge causing the system to inject air pressure into the generator assembly pneumatic rotary type air compression system causing the rotary air compressor to initially act as a pneumatic impeller.

The water pressure inlet valve then being mounted upon the water impeller intake coupling then being a pull cable actuated valve then is opened by the  starboard "throttle" system being pulled out from the dashboard in a perpendicular fashion. the throttle pull will then be setting the generator / propulsion system  "base idle" run speed.

Twisting the throttle hand grip ( like a motor cycle throttle),  will then control the system "electrical re-introduction circuit" causing increased system speed opening the dampener valve number 33 causing high pressure water exhaust to propel the canoe. Since the water pump, number 31 is pulling more water than the preceding water impeller, number 8, with number 8 then tandem rotating with the large pulley the tendency is then to "stretch a fluid". The reduction pulley system then causing a "hydraulic draft effect" to cause continual forward advancement of the generator's rotation producing stable usable levels of electricity. Pressurized fluid being pulled in the confinement of a rigid flow pipe will cause speed advancement due to the higher velocity of the water pump.

The electronics will sense the pneumatic pressure levels within both air pressure tanks , number 40 and the air pressure storage tank , number 62, keeping the air pressure tanks full of air pressure automatically. After the system's electrical reintroduction circuit and the "base idle" are then established, the rotary type air compressor is then cause automatic function switching from piston type impeller to then become a piston type "air compressor" via the connect valve flow directions switching to "re-fill" the pneumatic pressure storage number 40 and number 62 for subsequent system "re-start".

When the starboard hand grip is twisted the re-introduction electrical circuit then is caused to cause the generator to increase in speed past the dampener, number 33, setting (flow restriction level), causing then internal coil spring depressed dampener "plate" to open so the generator will cause high pressure water discharge exhaust from number 20.

The canoe has the capacity to use the two aft electric trolling motors to travel in "reverse" at slow speed. The pontoon trolling motors then are also used for slow speed positioning by tilting the starboard hand grip in a clockwise counter clockwise circular fashion instigating the pontoon internal water propulsion electric motors driving the propellers. To instigate "reverse" the starboard pull out hand grip is then pushed past its natural resting place (toward the dashboard), to "cause" the aft electric outboard propellers to cause "retro / reverse" propulsion.


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