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November 14, 2019

Abenteuer Und Reisen: Bastelboot

(translated by google) "Boats. The modular paddle boat: According to the manufacturer Pakayak can be the Bluefin in a few minutes from its individual parts together - stuck. The components of spring band clamps are held together. The boat is - not unimportant! - guaranteed waterproof. It is available in different colors. Weight: 28 kilograms. Pack size: 113 x 61…
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2020 gear guide
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November 5, 2019

Power & MotorYacht Magazine 2020 Gear Guide

"The first time I saw Pakayak’s nesting doll of a kayak, and realized the Assembly Required* nature of it, I immediately bet Krista that this thing was going to take on water. Paddling it close to the boat, I was thoroughly surprised. Long story short: It was dry as a bone. Designed and built in the U.S., the rigid Bluefin…
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WSJ: WATER YOU WAITING FOR? Foldable kayaks open the floodgates to waterfront festivals, paddle-up dining and other urban wonders. ILLUSTRATION: JULIEN PACAUD
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June 2, 2019

WSJ: Skip the Traffic, Paddle to the Office Instead

WATER YOU WAITING FOR? Foldable kayaks open the floodgates to waterfront festivals, paddle-up dining and other urban wonders. ILLUSTRATION: JULIEN PACAUD Wall Street Journal: "Off Duty" Section, Saturday, June 1, 2019 Skip The Traffic: Paddle To The Office Instead By Erik Baard For intrepid city-dwellers, collapsible kayaks are redefining the urban commute on the weekend—and even on workdays By Erik Baard,…
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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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