Kevin Varnadoe was tired of hauling his kayak seven blocks to the ocean.
Varnadoe said after he bought his kayak, he looked around for something to haul it in and was disappointed in everything he found. So, he created W.E.T., which stands for Waterman Equipment Trailer.
“You heard ‘necessity is the mother of invention’? Well, this is it,” he said.
W.E.T. is extremely lightweight and easy to haul. The trailer attaches to a bike.
Varnadoe said every time he takes his W.E.T. out, there are at least three or four people who are interested in purchasing one.
With a capacity of 200 pounds, the W.E.T. has an adjustable top rack that can carry two kayaks or multiple surf and paddleboards at one time, he said.
There are stores that are interested in purchasing them, Varnadoe said. They could easily be sold for $350 to $399 in stores.
He said One Spark is a good way to meet people and possibly come up with production ideas.
“We are looking for funding to build a factory and build these right here in Jacksonville and put some people to work and get this on the market.”