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240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)

By: Randy S. Wilder, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

This is a Spotlight Course of the Week (Expires: 10/26/2018)
240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)

Detailed course outline with timeline

  • 24 Minutes – Introduction
  • 10 Minutes – Design Considerations
  • 49 Minutes – Parking Design
  • 5 Minutes – Design Examples
  • 54 Minutes – NMB Launch Design
  • 10 Minutes – Facilities
  • 20 Minutes – ADA Accessibility
  • 5 Minutes – Special Cases
  • 24 Minutes – Examples of Bad Designs
  • 5 Minutes – Summary
  • 40 Minutes - The Test

Course Objectives

Those who take this course will learn about the basic design of canoe and kayak launches. They will learn about the pre-design considerations, parking issues, different types of launches, support facilities, ADA accessibility, and look at some examples of bad designs. They will learn how to incorporate all of these considerations into a functional cost-efficient design required for a successful NMB launch project.

240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)
Bruce Bartling
09/29/2018
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Very interesting course about a topic that is growing in importance. Tons of info.
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240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)
Jerel Gilmore
09/27/2018
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I thought it was interesting and for a non expert in this area easy enough to understand and identify the terms and applications.
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240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)
Robert Smith, Jr.
07/30/2018
A good overview of design principles, the key features of a successful site design, and pitfalls to avoid.
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240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)
Suzzette Solano
07/03/2018
Great fun course
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240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)
HENRY H HAGGERTY
05/19/2018
Verified Buyer
Enjoyed course and it made many relevant point.
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240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)
Mark Hampton
05/14/2018
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A wonderful guide, full of excellent reminders and concepts
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240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)
Bob Jacobs
02/01/2018
Verified Buyer
The course is presented well and is considered "reader-friendly" with the appropriate amount of figures and photographs.
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240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)
Rik van Hemmen
08/31/2017
Verified Buyer
Maybe a little too mundane and easy.
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240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)
D. Carlson
08/23/2017
Verified Buyer
Interesting topic is well organized with pictures and reasonably clear descriptions. I think the material for question 23 could have been described more clearly. You are dealing with different types of structures. Identify them more specifically. I appreciated the attention to ADA issues.
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240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)
Grover Cecil Clark
12/06/2016
Verified Buyer
Well written course material with pictures clearly showing the topic.
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240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)
Bill Flick
11/12/2016
Verified Buyer
Was really surprised by how much I did not know. Started canoeing with my family when I was a teenager, mostly fishing on the Allegheny River. Also refurbished a Public (motor) boat site as a Civil Engineer, replacing failing bulkhead. So although I thought I had a pretty good background, learned one heck of a lot regarding NMB launching sites! Good indepth material especially for design engineers. (And oh yeah have I ever seen a lot of BAD designs over the years. Loved your suggestion that bad designs should include the Designers name! Laughed out loud at that suggestion!!)
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240-Kayak & Canoe Launch Design (a.k.a. Non-Motorized Boat Launches)
J. Kahn
11/05/2016
Verified Buyer
Good course and a timely topic. Well written with good photos illustrating design principles and examples.
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240 Kayak & Canoe Launch Design
Mariano D. Molina
05/11/2016
Verified Buyer
Very useful for me since I am an engineer and also own a beach house with kayaks.
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KAYAK AND CANOE LAUNCH DESIGN
Anonymous reviewer
02/16/2016
Interesting subject. A facility I've never had to design before. Plenty of good information available here that can be a great source for designing such a facility. Well presented.
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  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
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