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The primary purpose of the Skipper's Chair is to allow any disabled individual full control over the steering of the sailboat. Designed for approximately ninety percent of the population, the major goal of the current project is to maximize the number of readily available parts within the system. In turn, this would reduce the labor needed to manufacture each part to custom specs., while reducing cost. The system also needs to be greatly reduced in weight. Ultimately, the chair must be usable in training, recreation, and competitive activities.

The two main changes that we are looking to improve upon from the last iteration, P13032, are the steering mechanism and the overall stability of the system.

The sailboat model that this will be tailored to will be the Sonar Series.

For the overall background information for this project, view the Project Readiness Package

P14032 Skipper's Chair

P14032 Skipper's Chair

Project Name
Skipper's Chair
Project Number
P14032
Project Family
Biomedical Systems and Technologies
Start Term
2131
End Term
2133
Faculty Guide
Kate Leipold, knleme@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Caitlyn Ridgely, (617) 561-6677 (Ext. 15), cconnolly@piersparksailing.org
Sponsor (financial support)
RIT, MSD Organization
Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

MSD Organization

MSD Organization

Team Members

(From Left to Right) Kassandra Schlott, Jeffery Flowerday, Jonathan Nguyen, Richard Dzionara-Norsen

(From Left to Right) Kassandra Schlott, Jeffery Flowerday, Jonathan Nguyen, Richard Dzionara-Norsen

Member Major Contact
Richard Dzionara-Norsen Mechanical Engineering Student rmd8654@rit.edu
Jeffery Flowerday Mechanical Engineering Student jaf3082@rit.edu
Jonathan Nguyen Mechanical Engineering Student jqn2794@rit.edu
Kassandra Schlott Industrial Engineering Student kls9123@rit.edu

Table of Contents

MSD I MSD II

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Project Review

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Project Review

Final Presentation

Technical Paper

Poster

Project Summary

Acknowledgements