Title:
KAYAK MOTOR ATTACHMENT DEVICE
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A kayak motor attachment device for fastening a motor to a kayak comprising an elongated frame, where the elongated frame includes a pair of slots; a pair of fishing pole supports inserted into a pair of receiving holes positioned at a back of the kayak, where the pair of fishing pole supports attach to the elongated frame with a plurality of bolts through the pair of slots; an attachment housing secured to an end of the elongated frame; a support shaft attached to the attachment housing, where the support shaft rotates within the attachment housing to guide a propeller at a bottom end of the support shaft; and a motor attached atop the support shaft to power the propeller.



Inventors:
Stone, Richard (Athol, MA, US)
Stone, Charmaine (Athol, MA, US)
Application Number:
13/911421
Publication Date:
12/11/2014
Filing Date:
06/06/2013
Assignee:
STONE RICHARD
STONE CHARMAINE
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
440/53, 114/347
International Classes:
B63H20/02; B63H21/17; B63H25/02
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Primary Examiner:
POLAY, ANDREW
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LAW OFFICE OF JERRY D. HAYNES , P.A (9128 Strada Place Suite 10115, Naples, FL, 34108, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A kayak motor attachment device for fastening a motor to a kayak comprising: a. an elongated frame, where the elongated frame includes a pair of slots; b. a pair of fishing pole supports inserted into a pair of receiving holes positioned at a back of the kayak, where the pair of fishing pole supports attach to the elongated frame with a plurality of bolts through the pair of slots; c. an attachment housing secured to an end of the elongated frame; d. a support shaft attached to the attachment housing, where the support shaft rotates within the attachment housing to guide a propeller at a bottom end of the support shaft; and e. a motor attached atop the support shaft to power the propeller.

2. The kayak motor attachment device according to claim 1, where the pair of fishing pole supports insert at an angle into the receiving holes.

3. The kayak motor attachment device according to claim 1, where the motor is gas powered.

4. The kayak motor attachment device according to claim 1, where the attachment housing includes an internal power source to power the motor.

5. The kayak motor attachment device according to claim 4, where the attachment housing is connected to a battery at a rear portion of the kayak with a pair of wire leads.

6. The kayak motor attachment device according to claim 1, where the motor includes a steering handle to direct the propeller.

7. The kayak motor attachment device according to claim 1, where the kayak motor attachment device exchanges between at least two kayaks.

8. The kayak motor attachment device according to claim 1, where the elongated frame is made from aluminum.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a device to assists a user in a kayak to securely attach a motor to the rear portion of their kayak.

2. Description of Related Art

Kayaking is a fun water sport enjoyed in all types of water environments. Some people enjoy the exhilaration of kayaking down white water rapids, while others enjoy the more peaceful waters of a placid lake or calm ocean waves. Most kayaks comprise enclosed bodies where the user sits on a seat within a cockpit. Typically, to steer and maneuver the kayak the user rows a double sided paddle to both propel themselves forward or backward and to change the direction where they are headed.

Many times a fisherman may desire to use a kayak over larger more cumbersome vessels. The kayaks are easier to maneuver and can get to locations the larger vessels cannot. A problem commonly experienced while fishing in a kayak is that they quickly become tiresome, requiring the fisherman to continuously paddle to maintain their location. This leaves little reserve energy to fish and then return to shore. Due to exhaustion, fishing in a kayak is often limited to locations close to shore, with periodic breaks to allow the fisherman to rest and regain strength.

Therefore, it would be beneficial in the art to provide a device that attaches a motor to a kayak to relieve the burden of paddling while operating a kayak. It would also be desirable in the art to provide a device that may be easily attached to a kayak and exchanged between different kayaks for convenience to the user.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In view of the foregoing disadvantages inherent in the prior art, the general purpose of the present invention is to provide a kayak motor attachment device for fastening a motor to a kayak, configured to include all of the advantages of the prior art, and to overcome the drawbacks inherent therein.

Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to provide an attachment device to secure a motor to a kayak.

Another object of the present invention is to provide an attachment device that is easily adaptable to different sized kayaks.

To achieve the above objects, in an aspect of the present invention, a kayak motor attachment device is described comprising an elongated frame, where the elongated frame includes a pair of slots; a pair of fishing pole supports inserted into a pair of receiving holes positioned at a back of the kayak, where the pair of fishing pole supports attach to the elongated frame with a plurality of bolts through the pair of slots; an attachment housing secured to an end of the elongated frame; a support shaft attached to the attachment housing, where the support shaft rotates within the attachment housing to guide a propeller at a bottom end of the support shaft; and a motor attached atop the support shaft to power the propeller.

These together with other aspects of the present invention, along with the various features of novelty that characterize the present invention, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed hereto and form a part of this present invention. For a better understanding of the present invention, its operating advantages, and the specific objects attained by its uses, reference should be made to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter in which there are illustrated exemplary embodiments of the present invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The advantages and features of the present invention will become better understood with reference to the following detailed description and claims taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein like elements are identified with like symbols, and in which:

FIG. 1 depicts a perspective view of a kayak motor attachment device attached at a rear of a kayak in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 2 depicts a top view of a kayak motor attachment device in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

Like reference numerals refer to like parts throughout the description of several views of the drawings.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention relates to a device to assists a user in a kayak to securely attach a motor to the rear portion of their kayak. The present invention provides a kayak motor attachment device to allow an individual to attach a motor to their kayak effectively eliminating the need to manually paddle the kayak. The kayak motor attachment device includes an elongated frame to mount the motor to a pair of fishing pole supports at the back of the kayak. The frame is adjustable against the fishing pole supports to allow for kayaks of various sizes and exchange between two or more kayaks.

Turning now descriptively to the drawings, referring to FIG. 1, a perspective view of a kayak motor attachment device 100 attached at a rear of a kayak 150 in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. The kayak motor attachment device 100 includes an elongated frame 102 to comprise the support upon which all of the elements are attached to fasten a motor 120 to the kayak 150. The elongated frame 102 may be made out of steel or aluminum to provide a durable yet easy to maneuver support frame.

The elongated frame 102 attaches to a pair of fishing pole supports 110a, 110b. The fishing pole supports 110a, 110b are cylindrical bodies that may angularly insert into a pair of receiving holes 114a, 114b at the rear of the kayak 150. The fishing pole supports 110a, 110b are fastened to the elongated frame 102 with a plurality of bolts 116. The elongated frame 102 includes a pair of slots 104 that run parallel to the body of the elongated frame 102. The slots 104 receive the bolts 116 from the fishing pole support 110b. The slots 104 allow the elongated frame 102 to fasten to the angular fishing pole supports 110a, 110b. Also, the slots 104 enable attachment to kayaks 150 of differing sizes or with fishing pole supports 110 positioned at differing widths. On top of the fishing pole supports 110a, 110b may be a pair of cover 112a, 112b to close the circular openings of the fishing pole supports 110a, 110b when not in use.

At an end of the elongated frame 102 may be an attachment housing 106 to fasten the motor 120 to the elongated frame 102. Extending from the motor 120 is a support shaft 122 which is directly secured to the attachment housing 106. The support shaft 122 extends between the motor 120 and a propeller 124 at a bottom portion. The support shaft 122 may rotate within the attachment housing 106 to enable the propeller 124 to direct trajectory of the kayak 150 as needed and desired by the user.

Referring now to FIG. 2 a top view of the kayak motor attachment device 100 is shown in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. The general parts of the kayak 150 include a cockpit 152 to receive the user and a seat 154. The fishing pole supports 110 are shown without the covers to illustrate their circular opening. Attached to the motor 120 may be a steering handle 126. The steering handle 126 enables the user seated in the cockpit 152 to guide and maneuver the support shaft which in turn directs the propeller.

At the rear portion of the kayak 150 is a battery 156. The battery 156 connects to the attachment housing 106 with a pair of wire leads 130. The attachment housing 106 includes a power source positioned inside the attachment housing 106, where the power source activates and deactivates the motor 120. Alternatively, the motor 120 may be gas powered instead of electrical.

The kayak motor attachment device 100 allows the user to easily attach the frame 102 and motor 120 to a standard kayak. The slots 104 within the elongated frame 102 allow for simple adjustments and adaptability to kayaks of varying sizes. Since the kayak motor attachment device 100 is adjustable, it may be easily exchanged from one kayak to another as desired by the user.

The foregoing descriptions of specific embodiments of the present invention have been presented for purposes of illustration and description. They are not intended to be exhaustive or to limit the invention to the precise forms disclosed, and obviously many modifications and variations are possible in light of the above teaching. The exemplary embodiment was chosen and described in order to best explain the principles of the invention and its practical application, to thereby enable others skilled in the art to best utilize the invention and various embodiments with various modifications as are suited to the particular use contemplated.