I am a college student from the UK. I'm currently in the process of designing a kayak navigation system.
bit hard with yes no answers Tim
What type of kayak do you paddle? (If more than one the kayak you paddle the most)
fishing kayaks - a shorter 4.3 meter one for the bays and a 5.25 meter fishing ski for off shore and long distances
On average how long do you spend in a kayak at a time?
8 - 10 hours fishing the bays and 6 - 8 hours off shore depending on weather and distances
On kayak expeditions over night is mains electricity usually available?
I may fish through the night but dont do over night expeditions so not applicable
Would an additional weight be acceptable to ensure you knew where you were going?
Hopefully I know where I'm going at all times - already use a GSP with charts - Navionics on my phone in a dry cover and a compass
(IF YES TO THE ABOVE QUESTION) How much additional weight would be acceptable to carry?
always as little extra as possible
What conditions would you deem acceptable to paddle in? (YOU CAN SELECT MORE THAN ONE)
again a hard question depends on direction , against tide flow or not but will fish at anchor up to 10 knot comfortably and paddle trolling lures in 15 knot over that it starts getting hard to fish so time for home
What river grade would you deem acceptable to paddle in? (YOU CAN SELECT MORE THAN ONE)
don't paddle in rivers as a rule but am quite happy to surf launch for an off shore paddle
On average how much would you be willing to purchase a navigation device for?
I think my GPS run around $ 450 new these days
Would the ability to listen to music while paddling be a benefit to you?
Would the ability to film your journey be something you would be interested in?
no not really