The CreekKooler™ Pup is designed to the same functionality and form as the CreekKooler™ but at a smaller capacity. The CreekKooler™ Pup prototype is a design prototype with the same towing functionality and appearance as the final product. This prototype is built with thinner walls and is not insulated. The final lid will incorporate our secure, screw lock and o-ring system technology.
The CreekKooler™ Pup can hold 25 pounds total with a practical capacity of (15) 12-ounce cans and 10 pounds of ice. Typical water displacement is approximately 3 inches when fully loaded. Ice retention is over 24 hours.
As we've learned with the CreekKooler™ , how to attach the CreekKooler™ Pup depends on the watercraft, the activity and your preference.
Typical tow lengths range from 3 to 8 feet for kayak, canoe and SUP with a quality, nylon rope or tether, bungie, or shock cord (minimizes the effect of drag) and small carabiner. This of course varies based on craft length and water conditions. We do not suggest towing this item, or anything, in rapids or if you are uncomfortable with the paddling environment.
Our team has learned a lot from our current CreekKooler™ tooling and production over the last 13 months. The CreekKooler™ technology has been very well received and we're working every day to improve where we can and learn from our customers. We will carry that knowledge and feedback into the development of the CreekKooler™ Pup and future accessories.
We need your help to make the CreekKooler™ Pup a reality. We will use the funds of our $200,000 goal to build the tooling we need to create the Pup including molding tools, assembly fixtures and foaming fixtures. Our various pledge levels include the CreekKooler™ Pup, the CreekKooler™, swag packages and product bundles.
The CreekKooler™ design is innovative, one-of-a-kind and patented. It is made with dual-wall construction and is blow molded. We know it looks like a mini spaceship, but it's a hyper-functional, utility cooler. We took a model that's been well-received and proven to work and scaled it down to create the Pup. The CreekKooler™ Pup is still a high-performance cooler, but half the size. The smaller size makes it more ideal for shorter paddling excursions, smaller watercraft or for use by the dock, pool or beach. As we learned with the CreekKooler™— the possibilities for the CreekKooler™ Pup are endless.
Risks and challenges
Risks & Challenges
A. Tooling development –Tooling is always a risk to a new project meeting its deadline. However, we have over 50 years combined experience with managing tooling projects and are comfortable with tooling vendor selection, management, and time allotment.
B. Production Pilot – Initial tooling and production trials often require tweaking of the tools and the production process. Our team has learned a lot from our current CreekKooler tooling and production over the last 13 months. Corrective action has been taken where necessary and will be carried over to the Pup start-up to ensure it goes smoothly. Tooling trials will be conducted with experienced CreekKooler tooling developers, molder, and production team to minimize or eliminate costly missteps during these phases of development.
C. Testing – CreekKooler Pup is being designed with the same quality promise as the CreekKooler was. There will be a few new elements, but, those can be tweaked if required within the time allotted for testing.
D. Production – CreekKooler Pup will be manufactured from the same process we use for manufacturing CreekKooler. In other words, we have experience and are confident we can deliver on time. We are proud to say we have not missed a shipping date over the last 13 months because it matters to us that we deliver on time and with the quality promise our clients expect.
E. Communication – Our team is committed to communicate each development event and each opportunity to our supporters in making this project and resulting product a reality.
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