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August 7, 2016

Danbury NewsTimes: Pakayak – A kayak you can carry on your back

DANBURY — Doug Mackro has been kayaking since the 1980s, and he’s not picky about where he goes. “I like to go anywhere there is water — any kind, any day, anywhere,” he said. “If I get eight inches off the shore and I’m in a boat, I’m instantly on vacation.” Mackro and the rest of the team at Pakayak…
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July 25, 2016

New Haven Register: Connecticut small business Pakayak is the latest evolution in kayaking

...Doug said the company is focused on giving back to the environment. Every model will be named after an endangered species. “namely a keystone species,” Doug said, and Pakayak is donating a portion of the profits for protection of each of the named species. The current model offered is the Pakayak Bluefin 14, a 14-foot kayak the condenses to 3.5…
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July 21, 2016

Milford Mirror: Local woman on team that created nesting kayak

Kickstarter campaign underway to get Pakayaks on the water The partners have designed and prototyped their first product, the Bluefin 14, a hard-shell 14-foot touring kayak that can be broken down and nested within itself to a size of only 3.5 feet, the company website states. At that size, and weighing about 55 pounds, the kayak can easily be stored…
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May 21, 2016

Hartford Courant: Haddam Startup Creates Collapsible Kayak

Doug Mackro took a perfectly good kayak and broke it into pieces. But he had a way to fit them all back together again. And he patented it. The collapsible kayak, which fits in a 3½-foot backpack, is called Pakayak. He and his business partners are promoting it as “the world’s first nesting kayak,” the six sections slipping snugly inside…
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October 30, 2015

Haddam Bulletin: Higganum Inventor Says Pakayak!

By Tanja Buzzi Moriarty Higganum couple Doug and Zinelle Mackro are looking to make a splash with their new invention called Pakayak (pronounced Pack-A-Yak), the world’s first sectional nesting system. Read more (PDF)…
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October 25, 2015

Points East: Pakayak, a nesting kayak, is well engineered

By Tyler Cornell We live it, we eat it, and breathe it." That is how Haddam, Conn., resident Doug Mackro described his and his wife Zinelle Peterson's efforts to create a patented nesting cruising kayak called the Pakayak. Read more (PDF)...
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