Feather-Raft® a Fun, Versatile Rigid Foam Raft

If you are willing to pitch in. I would be so grateful for your support. I have been working on getting my FEATHER-RAFT® design into mass production for several years and I have been stuck building each one by hand throughout the years. Unfortunately, I have never had the large amount of funds necessary to make production happen all in one swoop. I've been slowly chipping away at the fees in excess of $100K. I've funded my business venture with 99.9% of my own hard earned money to pay for the patent, trademarks, taxes, equipment, tooling, insurance, inventory, advertising, and so on. The fees never end despite the fact that I've never even gone into mass production yet. Finally, after all these years of never giving up, I was able to place a purchase order for the prototyping of multiple iterations of the FEATHER-RAFT®. These rafts will be used to see which iteration will work best for mass production. Of course, these prototype  rafts will not be used for inventory and it's simply another expense that I will to take at a loss just to try and make it to the next level.

If you are considering a donation I hope it's not out of pity. I hope you see the vision that I've always seen. I hope you know how hard I've worked, and how hard I will continue working to reach my goal. I hope you value what I've created and can foresee the full potential that the FEATHER-RAFT® will make in the water-sports industry. Last, I hope you know that I'm only asking for your help with a single stepping stone in the middle of a path that I've already forged.  Also, once I've stepped on the stone that you helped place, I will continue the journey with my own personal finances. That means I will purchase the first round of, made in the USA, inventory that I did not have to hand-craft by the sweat of my brow.  When that happens, I will have finally reached a major milestone in my American dream.

Thank you so very much for even reading down this far. When it comes to your time,  you are truly a kind and generous person.

Elias Ruiz, CEO
Coalface Creations, LLC
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Elias Ruiz 
Hughson, CA
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