How to Turn a Normal Kayak into a Motorized Floating Go Kart

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

With the use of a kayak, the possibilities are endless as the where you can explore with water. As long as there is deep enough water to facilitate your kayak floating, you can go on and on for days with all of the areas that you can get into and explore. However, if you’re anything like us with your need for speed, maybe, just maybe, putting along on a Sunday cruise in such a kayak isn’t enough to fulfill your need for speed, that requirement for adrenaline that simply might not be able to be filled by something that’s designed to be relaxing.

However, where there’s a will, there’s a way, and doing something like repurposing your kayak is definitely a possibility as this guy shows us how you can convert one from something that’s controlled by manpower to maybe a mechanically controlled vehicle that will glide through the water like a sort of floating go kart. How cool would it be to have a miniaturized personal vehicle out on the water that you can actually sit down in like a boat? Personally, I would absolutely love to give one of these things a little bit of a rip out there and I don’t think I’m alone there.

If you follow along with the video below, you’ll be able to dial yourself in for the step-by-step directions that will allow you to take something from a simple kayak to a machine that dreams are made of. After digging into this one, be sure to tell us if this is something that you would consider creating for yourself. If you do decide to take it on, we would probably recommend doing your research because we could definitely also see how somebody trying to do this at home could have it easily go incredibly wrong.