Help in a project

Hello, I'm a mechanical engineering student in Portugal and I have a discipline that I have to do a project in Solidworks but since I do not have much practice in the program I would like to know if anyone can help me. I'll send a photo to get an idea of the project.
What I intend is to apply a battery drill to make move the mechanism with the help of two sprockets and bicycle chain.

I need help making the mechanism in Solidworks because I do not have much practice.
The idea is to only move the boat or trailer, at a reduced speed, when the drill is manually operated.
The drill is not always turned on.
The bicycle chain will be attached to the front wheel by two sprockets

Thanks.

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Consider whether any of the following are worth evaluating:

A way to decouple the drill from the wheels so the drill does not rotate when not needed.

How the drill will be actuated. Can this device be moved/steered with a single free hand if the other operates the drill? Is one handed operation safe?

Some mechanism to allow the drill to more gently drive the wheels.

Some method other than the trigger to better control drill speed.

What happens to the cargo if someone locks the drill in the on position?

How many different drills will fit the device? How will different drills be mounted? Will the device become obsolete if the one drill it works with is no longer made?

The above are in addition to the obvious questions regarding battery power, drill torque, RPM, surface speed, and mass of the load being moved. Also, will a bicycle chain be enough?

Also, you never mention the type of help needed in this project. Given it is a school project I'd suggest teaming up with other students in the class. You help them, they help you, everyone learns something.

It is also worth a quick search to see how a dozen other manufactures, engineers, designers, and inventors have solved the above issues:
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1242&bih=921&ei=x9DVXKOzPPGg_Qb98IuYCQ&q=drill+powerd+boat+mover&oq=drill+powerd+boat+mover&gs_l=img.3...3136.10135..10336...0.0..1.170.1337.22j1......2....1..gws-wiz-img.....0..0j35i39j0i10i24.BVCtXwbqXoI

 
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I need help making the mechanism in Solidworks because I do not have much practice.
The idea is to only move the boat or trailer, at a reduced speed, when the drill is manually operated.
The drill is not always turned on.
The bicycle chain will be attached to the front wheel by two sprockets

 
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SOLIDWORKS should be one of the last steps of a project like this.
Before making models, calculations need to be done.
How many teeth are the sprockets going to have?
What material will the sprockets be made of?
How are the sprockets going to attach to the front wheel?
Does the front wheel swivel? How does that affect the operation of a chain drive?

The drill can be always turned on by using an "always on" trigger setting. Or by depressing the trigger with string, elastic band, hose clamp, zip tie, clamp, or piece of wire. Design isn't always about how you intend the device to be operated. You have to consider how someone else might use it.

Design is the difficult part. Making a model of a sprocket is as easy as downloading one.

 
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