Fans who know Cobe (The Mikker) Mikacich as a wakeboarding pioneer and award-winning coach may be surprised to learn that he is also an inventor. A few years back, he created HANGTYTE, the only patented boat cover suspension device. Next, he figured out a way to simplify fueling ski boats. After he developed the Drop N Fill concept, he began the six-year process of patenting the device and finding the right company to manufacture it.
"When I created the first Drop N Fill, I was just trying to make my life a bit easier," said Mikacich. "I fuel up with a lot of gas cans, and the other systems we had tried were not very efficient. So I built something that saved time, and didn't waste gas. It's great to hear how many other people love the ease and simplicity of Drop N Fill."
It's one thing to have ideas, but Mikacich is a true innovator, creating products and making things happen across the industry. He has already received 2 Innovation Awards from the Water Sports Industry Association for his patented Drop N Fill invention.