Senior Design Project: Wake Skate Winch

Mechanical Engineering Senior Project, University of the Pacific
Self Operated Electric Wake Skate Winch

Objective: To design and manufacture an electric motorized winch system with added safety features for a single person to operate for the purpose of wakeskating and/or other watersports.

Team Members:
Matthew Baggio
Justin Boetius
Fred Gerstenberger
Tyler Paden

We are all senior mechanical engineering undergraduate students at University of the Pacific. The winch is being developed as part of our engineering design (senior project) course to complete our B.S. degrees. This spring we have moved past our initial design and analysis phase and our now beginning to manufacture and program our winch system; set to be completed and showcased by May 2nd, where all other senior project groups, across all disciplines, will also be showcasing their projects.  There, the design competition will be judged and a winner will be selected. Any and all guests are welcome to attend this event, at University of the Pacific.

Funding will be used to purchase necessary components to fabricate the winch. Extra funding may be required to  purchase back-up parts and/or new parts to replace broken ones. 

Follow the link attached for additional information including motivations of the design, budget and schedule. 

3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211


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Fundraising team: Fundraising Team (Senior Project) (4)

Tyler Paden 
Raised $620 from 11 donations
Stockton, CA
Matt Baggio 
Team member
Raised $150 from 3 donations
Fred Gerstenberger 
Team member
Justin Boetius 
Team member
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