Author: Wayne Hare

Custom Kayak Trailer Build

Custom Kayak Trailer Build

Custom kayak trailer built up from Ironton utility trailer kits from Northern Tool. The original tongue is only 4′, so a custom 12′ replacement was made locally in by the Richmond Metal Supermarket. The new tongue is 2.5″ boxed aluminum and is bolted across all three cross-members. The truck racks give added space to load extra boats. The expanded aluminum deck was...

First Paddle Of Spring!  Urbanna Creek

First Paddle Of Spring! Urbanna Creek

Urbanna Creek is located in Middlesex County VA. The town of Saluda is on the south side and the town of Urbanna is on the North with a bridge connecting the two towns. I practiced social distancing on this beautiful spring day with a temperature of 80 degrees. Unfortunately, the wind kept building until the creek turned from a lake into a...

Kayak Seat Upgrade Or Retrofit

Kayak Seat Upgrade Or Retrofit

I found this great kayak seat upgrade from GCI that just drops into the seat well in my kayak. It gives me all-day paddling comfort, and can go in and out instantly for use on shore. The high back is great for support, while not hindering a full trunk rotation when paddling. The GCI Outdoor SitBacker Adjustable Seat! Designed for canoes, this...

TRIP - Chickohominy Lake - Eagles Landing

TRIP – Chickohominy Lake – Eagles Landing

My good friend – and expert fishing guide – Art Conway suggested that I try Eagles Landing on Chickohominy Lake for the maiden voyage of my newest kayak. He wasn’t wrong! The lake is a short 20 minute drive from Richmond, just below Providence Forge on Route 60. The lake is also near Lenexa and is a short drive from Williamsburg. Eagles...

FeelFree Aventura V2 14' Kayak Review

FeelFree Aventura V2 14′ Kayak Review

I’ve been so busy building a kayak trailer and getting the boats customized for the season, that I haven’t really done an in-depth review – or even taken a long paddle in my new Aventura 14. The FeelFree Aventura is a lively 14′ sea kayak designed to take paddlers to the next level. Most people who live in Richmond Virginia like I...

Spring Day In Urbanna VA

Spring Day In Urbanna VA

The weather was perfect for a relaxing paddle down the creek and out to the Rappahannock River! My daily kayak “commute” is paddling from Oak’s Landing in Saluda down Urbanna Creek through the town and out to the Rappahannock River. My kayak boathouse is in Saluda – just a few miles from the landing on Urbanna Creek. This little town hasn’t changed...

TRIP - Urbanna Creek / Rappahannock River

TRIP – Urbanna Creek / Rappahannock River

One of my favorite places in Virginia – Urbanna! I have had a boat here for most of my life and always enjoy sailing, swimming or paddling in “the creek”. Urbanna Creek leads down from Saluda into town and out to the Rappahannock River about 8 miles up from the Chesapeake Bay. This area is of course tidal salt water, but the...

Kayaking T-Shirts And Gear

Kayaking T-Shirts And Gear

It’s summer and everyone is hitting the water! Show off your love of the plastic boat with one of our colorful kayak t-shirts. We also have other apparel and gear. Shop our store! New Arrivals This Week! Kayaking News TRIP – Mattaponi River / York River Upgrade Or Retrofit Your Kayak Seat T-Shirt: America’s Second Amendment Rights TRIP – Urbanna Creek /...

Heed The River's Call! Kayak T-Shirts

Heed The River’s Call! Kayak T-Shirts

Any kayak fisherman would love to have some of these kayak angler t-shirts in their closet for those days when the river’s call is too strong to ignore! Kayaking and fishing in Virginia. Check out our blog with ideas for great fishing spots and kayak gear. We design and print custom kayaking and fishing apparel. We are avid kayak paddlers in Central...

FeelFree Aventura V2 - 14' Sea Kayak Review

FeelFree Aventura V2 – 14′ Sea Kayak Review

I celebrated spring by buying a 2021 FeelFree Aventura V2 14′ kayak with skeg! After being wait-listed for over a year, I found that Oak Tree Outfitters in Gloucester VA had stock on many FeelFree and Vibe kayaks in their shop. Owner, Travis Jenkins, had the Aventura in stock and in my color. He has a great selection of fishing kayaks right...

Custom Nautical Blankets

Custom Nautical Blankets

Unbelievably fluffy and warm – these high quality cozy fleece blankets are impossible to leave behind – wherever you might go. The perfect size to use on the boat, or when just snuggling on the couch by the fireplace. Custom made-to-order blankets. Sherpa lined back for extra warmth and comfort. Keep some extras on hand! These blankets would be great to have...