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In the beginning
May 7, 2015

Thanks – to those who helped us in the beginning

Thank You, Chris Cubeta, for taking the idea from Doug's head and putting into 3D CAD. Thank You, Al Guk, for machining our first clamps. Thank You, Des McEttrick, for helping with all things marketing including research, marketing plan, pricing plan, business plan and sell sheets. Thank You, Phil Miller, for spending two days in our basement with stir sticks…
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In the beginning
April 29, 2015

Pitching the Pakayak concept

In the background, while all the home-based prototyping was being done, we were thinking about how to bring the product to life. We knew we had a good idea that would be challenging to bring to market so we reached out to find an existing kayak manufacturer to partner with. With immeasurable help from our friend, Des McEttrick, a product development and…
In the beginning
March 6, 2015


Using my old whitewater kayak, aptly named "Frankenstein", as a prototype, all we needed was HDPE (plastic) to create our mate surfaces from. That would seem to be an easy task, right? Just go to the local store, grab some HDPE and head home to make a boat, piece of cake. Right. After much research, I found a source on the…
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In the beginning
February 13, 2015

Thanks – the first of many

We have so many people to thank for helping us get to where we are today. The first THANKS goes out to our friends Day Moore and James Fairweather. They are the unfortunate ones, mentioned in the previous post, who had their home-made wooden kayak torn in half. More to come...
pakayak wooden prototype first run
In the beginning
January 8, 2015

How it began

20 years ago, Doug Mackro had the idea to create a kayak that would come apart, nest to luggage size and go back together to paddle anywhere you could carry it. He didn't do anything with the idea for 16 years until he discussed it with his new wife, Zinelle. She urged him to follow through and create it! So…