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Deyan AlexBy Deyan Alex
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Deyan AlexBy Deyan Alex
First created
$178
pledged of $7,500pledged of $7,500 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 26 2017 2:40 PM UTC +00:00

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About

K-Yak Pygmy: World's first PVC pipe trimaran jet-boat-kayak

Our goal is to develop a 2 person tandem jet-boat / kayak out of PVC pipes which, any moderately skilled hands-on person can build as a do-it-yourself project in a short time. 

We have developed and tested successfully,    The Lantern, a PVC pipe catamaran K-Yak and even propelled it with our own, built-from scratch, electric outboard engines (Octopods). We further developed this into The Pigmy, a trimaran   K-Yak and want to transform this into a small gas-solar-electric-engine powered hybrid jet boat, perhaps a World's 1st such watercraft. Your funding is crucial to us for completing this phase.

Once we know we have your backing, we intend to finish this one of its kind vessel before Dec. 2017 and present it back to you as a successful project. 

Risks and challenges

With your support, we would be able to seek expertise on an ideal water jet propulsion unit, its design and development and buy the needed small 4-stroke engine, elec. motor, solar panels and materials. This crucial stage would need precision castings, machining, metal fabrication etc. to finally generate an affordable, simple jet boat / kayak design, anyone can build as a do-it-yourself, short term project.

Our team primarily consists of my architect brother & his engineer wife, my graphic designer brother and myself, a computer engineer. So we have the skills in the team itself to collaborate with and guide other required expertise in developing this into a cool looking, excellent performing, reliable, eco-friendly, simple to build, jet-boat-kayak.

As a tribute to Kompans (sharks in our language) and Himalayan Yaks, our company is named Kompan-Yaks (K-Yaks). We want to name all our water-craft models from the shark species, starting with the smallest, like the Lantern shark, Pygmy shark etc. Again, as a tribute to Mother Nature, we intend to name our engines and jet drives as Octopods (inspired by water jet propulsion of the magnificent Octopus).

At the second stage, we would request your backing again to further refine and simplify the design, prepare all the necessary instructional drawings and sketches, lease an industrial space to manufacture complex components like the metal clamps and jet drive. These components would be shipped to anyone (for a special discount off-course, for our KICKSTARTER supporters!!) interested in taking up this as a DIY project. We would make sure that you would cherish this boat and its build.

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    A Big Thank You from our team @ K-Yaks

    Cheers!!! chill-out with a glass of wine and big smile knowing that you did an amazing thing and our team at K-Yaks is extremely thankful for your invaluable support towards this dream project.

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    K-Yak: Appreciation Certificate

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    K-Yak: our elegant logo sticker

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    K-Yak: Embroidered cap (yellow or black)

    Our logo embroidered elegant cotton cap available in bright golden yellow and deep black color.

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    K-Tak: Embroidered cotton T-Shirt

    Our beautifully designed logo embroidered T-Shirt with a unique sun-glass strip available in golden yellow and black color. Pls let us know your size (XL, L, M, S) and color.

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    A pair of our embroidered cap

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    Pair of our embroidered cap & T-shirt

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    Catamaran K-Yak: The Lantern -Drawings

    As a hands-on person, you have decided to take this DIY project. We greatly appreciate your decision and are alongside you with any further help in completing this great sturdy kayak you will fall in love with.

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    Lantern Drawings, pair of caps & T-shirt

    Your decision to take up this build is greatly applauded by our team and we are on your side with any help. We are sure that you would love this journey and The Lantern K-Yak

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