DIY stitch and glue motorized catamaran-kayak (W kayak)

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  1. icetreader
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  2. Squidly-Diddly
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    hull form of that Banana Split looks a bit stout for anything but motoring.

    I'm thinking if you are gonna go that wide and flat in the hulls and motor it, why not go for planning hulls? I bet two semi-Vee hulls upswept toward the stern could plan yet still be decent displacement at paddle speeds.

    Nice to see folks are trying this in plywood as alt to roto store bought.

    As part of a back burner amphib project I'm toying with adding wheels front and rear to make a combo scooter/cat.
     
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    :( Looks like fun ... spending an hour with your hand behind your back
     
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    Not you you goose :D - the original post with the guy on the banana buggy
     
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    Are you using a patent lawyer ?
    I think you need some advice.
     
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    Do you want to develop something like this (not patented) ?

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    Can we keep the undulating drive in a separate thread.
     
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    With patent pending, do not go any further and keep your money in your pocket.
    If you think you have a chance in hell with this idea, have a look at www.kickstarter.com and place on their web site and that will give you 100% feedback if any good or not, also cost nothing and huge exposure.
    Here are a couple of links for you to get an idea how kick starter works and how easy to raise money if design is any good without investors.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/project...gth-titanium-locking-d-shackle?ref=nav_search

    https://www.kickstarter.com/project...i-tool-that-puts-you-in-charge?ref=nav_search



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSR3h1wUoS8 a funny example how to raise money on kickstarter
     
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    Hi Myark.

    Normally, I would be a bit put off by a commercial 'plug' like this, but this concept is of real interest to me, as a way of getting something built.

    This obviously fits in with your projects, the self propelled barge/trailer.

    I will follow this link up with interest. Thanks
     
  11. myark
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    With kick starter I am not relying on direct finance for Myark amphibious folding trailer pontoon, especially exposure from boat design blog, that’s none at all, besides to say to someone, place “Myark” in Google search engines for some history.
    Kick starter is more suited for my smaller design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV40x7ZY5Rw such as the marine multi-function titanium tool that I have already some to sell at attractable price, which are edm wire cut and CNC machined from plate.
    Shortly after this I will design and make lower cost models made with lost wax investment casting using not only titanium, but high tensile marine grade stainless steel “17-4ph” to basic chrome molybdenum steel for extra hard where I can heat treat to 60 hrc for the razor sharp cutting edge in the back throat of the alligator wrench, some has more features in various models.
    The next stage if works is to Kick Start the next multi-function tool idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3-EsetvqRg , but a more improved version with PCT patent applied, this model is to be fool proof, not only these will be made from chrome molybdenum steel , but for the marine market that are made from 465 stainless steel and gr5 titanium including the chain attachments.
    The exposure world wide from kick starter may expand into demonstration marketing for licence to sell at boat, farmers, 4x4 vehicles, caravan and motor home trade shows, as well as the local shows that have the entertainments and product stands including home improvement shows and later, maybe ASEENONTV etc.
    That idea sells like hot cake with live demo.
    If this works then the $$$$$$$$$$$ from this will finance Myark boat inventions.
    I will always film while development is done from cad to end product, for example when I film through my first kick starter project and then sell for say $5 to sponsors a DVD for giving insight about patenting, rip-offs, and how to DIY ideas in China can be made.
    Kick starter may have other opportunities such as making a movie which is developing the Myark folding trailer pontoon with a redirecting power from the vehicle for propulsions that may be sold as a TV documentary.
    Feet back on the ground, I will first see how it goes with the titanium multi tools I have in stock, and go from there.
     
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    Frogger

    I would be surprised if you do repost with that idea
     
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