2011-12 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

Enhanced Fishing Boat Access

Dan Baas, Tyler Buys, James Hondred, Brad Trimm

Sponsor: Dordt College engineering department

The goal of the Handicap Accessible Boat project was to create a lift that could move a physically handicapped person into a fishing boat. The design used a boom assembly attached to the boat trailer for stability and utilized an electric winch to do the lifting. Fabrication was completed by Midwest Metal Works in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.