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By Bruce Harrod
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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

     I want you to close your eyes and imagine with me for a minute.  You are on your boat or personal watercraft on a hot sunny afternoon, levitating without a care in the world.  There are other boats close to you, feet from you on each side, but they are levitating as well.  Everyone is stationary, stable, and happy.  You hop off your boat and walk around it to check on things and socialize.  You notice there are no anchors or lines to navigate around in the water.  Nobody is fiddling with bumpers, or adjusting anchors or lines, or checking to see how much damage their boat is taking.  This is a whole different scene altogether. 

     The Sandaconda Anchor System is a deviation from every aspect of anchoring on the sand that we have come to collectively accept and dislike all at the same time.  Offering the first vertical anchor line, the first pre-loaded anchor line, and the first fully plastic anchor the Sandaconda is sure to be the most significant advancement to anchoring technology in quite some time.  The lightest, strongest, most effective anchor for shallow water sand on the market!  Precise, trustworthy anchoring like we have never had before.  Don’t miss the chance to be one of the first to show up at your sandbar with this revolutionary new system!  Just set it, and forget it!

SET DESCRIPTIONS     

     Our sets come with all required line and hardware needed to transition into this new revolution of anchoring.  Sets that we are making available for this promotion will have either 1, 3, or 4 anchor and load line assemblies included depending on the set chosen (These assemblies include an anchor disc, the appropriate load line, a place-marker float, appropriate ratcheting rope assembly with carabiner, and mesh carrying case).  Also included in each set will be a push-button, telescoping applicator tool (with depth gauge) and a user guide.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

     We are gearing up for our official product release in 2018.  We ran this first small batch to refine our manufacturing and production protocols prior to scaling up for this next year.  We couldn't have asked for better results.  Any proceeds from this promotion will go toward putting stock together to feed the demand early next year.

Risks and challenges

With our manufacturing already set up and finalized and our first batch already finished, our main obstacle yet to come is affectively acclimating users to this new technology. Our system comes with a new approach and new protocols. Learning the proper techniques and steps for use will be critical to success. Although not difficult to use, there are steps you must follow in sequence in order to assure proper function. Our solution is to provide adequate information in our literature and website and keep an open line of communication as questions arise amongst our customers.

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    Sandaconda Anchor Disc

    For those who are curious and just want to see what one looks like or simply want to own a little piece of history, this pick is for you. This selection includes (1) anchor disc from our very first production run.

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    Single Set-Personal watercraft (Lake)

    LIMITED EDITION: EARLY FIRST RELEASE. Intended for personal watercraft in lakes (non-tidal). Single sets consist of (1) anchor disc and load line assembly, (1) rope ratchet assembly, (1) telescoping applicator insertion tool with depth gauge, (1) place-marker float, and (1) user guide. SEE PHOTO SLIDE #8. These historic sets are from the first manufacturing batch. Single sets will retail for $119.99 beyond this initial batch.

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    Light-duty V-hull Set (Lake)

    LIMITED EDITION: EARLY FIRST RELEASE. Intended for boats 19ft or less in lakes (non-tidal). Boat sets consist of (3) anchor disc and load line assemblies, (3) rope ratchet assemblies, (3) individual carrying cases, (1) telescoping applicator insertion tool with depth gauge, (3) place-marker floats, and (1) user guide. SEE PHOTO SLIDE #11. These historic sets are from the FIRST manufacturing batch. Standard light-duty boat sets will retail for $219.99 beyond this initial batch.

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    Heavy-duty V-hull Set (Lake)

    LIMITED EDITION: EARLY FIRST RELEASE. Intended for boats 20-22ft in lakes (non-tidal). Boat sets consist of (3) anchor disc and load line assemblies, (3) rope ratchet assemblies, (3) individual carrying cases, (1) telescoping applicator insertion tool with depth gauge, (3) place-marker floats, and (1) user guide. SEE PHOTO SLIDE #12. These historic sets are from the FIRST manufacturing batch. Standard heavy-duty boat sets will retail for $249.99 beyond this initial batch.

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    Light-duty Pontoon Set (Lake)

    LIMITED EDITION: EARLY FIRST RELEASE. Intended for pontoons or large rafts in lakes. Pontoon sets consist of (4) anchor disc and load line assemblies, (4) rope ratchet assemblies, (4) individual carrying cases, (1) telescoping applicator insertion tool with depth gauge, (4) place-marker floats, and (1) user guide. SEE PHOTO SLIDE #9. These historic sets are from the FIRST manufacturing batch. Standard Light-duty pontoon sets will retail for $274.99 beyond this initial batch.

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    Heavy-duty Pontoon Set (Lake)

    LIMITED EDITION: EARLY FIRST RELEASE. Intended for pontoons or large rafts in lakes. This set has 50% more tension capability (compared to light-duty set) and is a good choice for those who anticipate high winds or currents. Pontoon sets consist of (4) anchor disc and load line assemblies, (4) rope ratchet assemblies, (4) individual carrying cases, (1) telescoping applicator tool with depth gauge, (4) place marker floats, and (1) user guide. SEE PHOTO SLIDE #10. These historic sets are from the FIRST manufacturing batch. Heavy-duty pontoon sets will retail for $299.99 beyond this initial batch.

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