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In the beginning

History of the Clamp

By August 26, 2017 9 Comments

Updates and Details

As you already know, we are diligently working toward getting boats produced as soon as possible. Here are some updates and details.

Latest News

We are scheduled to start production by late October which means shipping should start in November. Our Kickstarter backers will receive the first boats followed by our pre-order customers. Of course, as we know more, we’ll pass that information along.

History of the Clamp

In the beginning… 

Just to give you a little understanding into our processes, here is the prototype clamp that was used in the demo boats and in our Kickstarter video. Very large and cumbersome!

Prototype clamp used in boats for Kickstarter video

Prototype clamp used in boats for Kickstarter video

Recent History…

Here are some of the prototypes we built along the way…

Still quite large prototype clamp

Still quite large prototype clamp

3D printed prototype clamp

3D printed prototype clamp

Another prototype clamp - getting smaller

Another prototype clamp – getting smaller

Now…

Below is a mockup of the clamp that’s currently being produced to our specs. The production clamp will have a longer angled thumb tab for better control. Much more streamlined than the original, or any of the ones in between!

Mockup of latest clamp

Mockup of latest clamp

Mockup clamps in the cockpit

Mockup clamps in the cockpit

Clamps in Action

See how easy the clamps work.

And that’s the news, from Pakayak HQ. Until next time…be safe and healthy.