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Chappy is on fire....big Deal

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If you “see” our fellow EN’er James (Chappy) Chapman give him a big high-five.

Some of you may have followed, as I have, his journey to commercialize his solar powered stand-up paddle board (SUP).

Last week he pitched to Kevin Harrington at a water sport trade show. Well today he heard he got a deal and Kevin will be partnering with him to bring is SUP to the masses.

Way to go Chappy!

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Congrats Chappy! You SO well deserve this!

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Yay Chappy! Way to go!

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SUPER CONGRATS Mr. CHAPMAN !!!!! way to GOOOO !!!!!!

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What great news Chappy, Congrats!

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Awesome… I’m def a customer for that!

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I had the pleasure of speaking on the phone a day ago and he shared this with me.
Way to go my friend, Great job!! and vision. I can’t wait to do something with them over here.

Matt, you might want to take Chappy up on his offer to put the Hydroliptic with his invention at the next surf show, sounds like a great way to get it out there.

Aloha Charlie

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That’s fantastic! I was thinking about him a few weeks ago when the storm was brewing, wondering how he was. Good to hear he’s making progress!

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Congratulations, James!

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Great news James! Congrats!

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Nice! Glad to hear it!

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Kill it Chap!

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Fantastic! I wondered what Chappy’s been up to. Congrats Chappy!!!

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Hey guys, thank you Eric… Wow! It is absolutely crazy this is happening! I mean, not a single sale and not even a prototype!

Of course, it is early and the negotiations have just really begun. They sent me an outline of the three campaigns: Cable tv show, 5 minute infomercial and social media. I almost cried! Primarily because I hadn’t produced 1; much less sourced dozens, hundreds or thousands.

And then you read the fine print and they will help with financing and manufacturing! A lot riding on next week negotiations!!!

Thank you for your support! Eric was my inspiration for the trade show. He told me that was how he got most of his licenses!!!

HUGE thank you to Eric Huber. I still have a place deep in my heart for this community!

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Margaret, I filed my provisional patents in February and have been living, eating, breathing and sleeping Bay Glider! Prototype will be done in a couple weeks!

And it is big, 144"X41" wide!

Kevin said that his wife has been talking to him him to get paddle boards lately because they see them in the water behind their house all the time. He said that he doesn’t know about paddle boarding but he would look cool from day 1 on a Bay Glider. He wants a couple for himself and his wife!!!

OMG, that was a HUGE endorsement!

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Whatcha wondering Darrel?

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Great job chap! Can’t wait to see your product on the market!

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Congrats!!!

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Hey guys, thank you Eric… Wow! It is absolutely crazy this is happening! I mean, not a single sale and not even a prototype!

Of course, it is early and the negotiations have just really begun. They sent me an outline of the three campaigns: Cable tv show, 5 minute infomercial and social media. I almost cried! Primarily because I hadn’t produced 1; much less sourced dozens, hundreds or thousands.

And then you read the fine print and they will help with financing and manufacturing! A lot riding on next week negotiations!!!

Thank you for your support! Eric was my inspiration for the trade show. He told me that was how he got most of his licenses!!!

HUGE thank you to Eric Huber. I still have a place deep in my heart for this community!

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Margaret, I filed my provisional patents in February and have been living, eating, breathing and sleeping Bay Glider! Prototype will be done in a couple weeks!

And it is big, 144"X41" wide!

Kevin said that his wife has been talking to him him to get paddle boards lately because they see them in the water behind their house all the time. He said that he doesn’t know about paddle boarding but he would look cool from day 1 on a Bay Glider. He wants a couple for himself and his wife!!!

OMG, that was a HUGE endorsement!

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Can you see me now?

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Margaret, I filed my provisional patents in February and have been living, eating, breathing and sleeping Bay Glider! Prototype will be done in a couple weeks!

And it is big, 144"X41" wide!

Kevin said that his wife has been talking to him him to get paddle boards lately because they see them in the water behind their house all the time. He said that he doesn’t know about paddle boarding but he would look cool from day 1 on a Bay Glider. He wants a couple for himself and his wife!!!

OMG, that was a HUGE endorsement!

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Hey guys, thank you Eric… Wow! It is absolutely crazy this is happening! I mean, not a single sale and not even a prototype!

Of course, it is early and the negotiations have just really begun. They sent me an outline of the three campaigns: Cable tv show, 5 minute infomercial and social media. I almost cried! Primarily because I hadn’t produced 1; much less sourced dozens, hundreds or thousands.

And then you read the fine print and they will help with financing and manufacturing! A lot riding on next week negotiations!!!

Thank you for your support! Eric was my inspiration for the trade show. He told me that was how he got most of his licenses!!!

HUGE thank you to Eric Huber. I still have a place deep in my heart for this community!

Geraldine Duchatelier
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Chappy was unable to say thank you all, so he wanted to share this:
Hey guys, thank you
Wow! It is absolutely crazy this is happening! I mean, not a single sale and not even a prototype! It is early and the negotiations have just really begun. They sent me an outline of three campains: Cable tv show 5 minute infomercial and social media. I almost cried! Primarily because I hadn’t produced 1; much less sourced dozens, hundreds or thousands. And then you read the fine print and they will help with financing and manufacturing.
A lot riding on next week negotiations!!! Thank you for your support! Eric was my inspiration for the trade show. He told me that was how he got most of his licenses!!! Huge thank you to Eric Huber. I still have a place deep in my heart for this community!

I say Go Chappy!!
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This is what we all dream about! Did he have a PPA or a Utility patent?

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Hope all goes well chappy good luck make sure you look after your self . Get professional help with any contract.

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Yes, I am lawyered up. And I have extensive training in “contract law” through my real estate education.

I filed a PPA IN February 2015 & have been building the prototype since. We will be done with the prototype in two weeks and I have already sourced mass production. I am STOKED beyond G7 excited!

Best yet, because I am controlling manufacturing, every 500 units sold is $1MM profit above production cost. Kevin’s deal is to split profits 50/50!

I love the business of business and I love the control I have in this deal… But it is scary because I have just been given enough rope… Right?

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Congrats!

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Sorry I missed this earlier.  Congrat's Chappy.  I hope all of the fine details get worked out.

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Congrats Chappy!

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I missed it too. Congratulations Chappy! Please send an update.

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Gees... I take a long vacation and come back to find out Chappy is hustling Kevin Harrington.

Seriously, great job Chappy!  Remember that Harrington is NO slouch and you'll want to scrutinize the financial details of the contract as well as the royalties very closely.  Sounds like you got this one though, congrats! 

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I haven't been able to reply to this thread... let's see if this one goes... Looks like it might have... Can you see this post?

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Once I get a direct response; I will share. I don't think you can see what I am posting though.

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