William Clardy of Porter's Neck invented a self-propelled pier and surf cart, which can also be used as a yard cart or kayak carrier with an add-on boat carrier. The manufacturer is Angler's Fish-N-Mate and the cart is called the Fish-N-Mate Power Cart. It is excellent for getting ice chests, tackle and gear to the ocean and with an optional accessory outlet powers a cell phone charger, spotlight or anything else that has a 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter. I've seen it in action and it is amazing! No more making several trips for camping and fishing gear when going across the sand!

Aaron Ramsey of Angler's Fish-N-Mate has graciously agreed to donate a Power Cart ($499 retail value) as a raffle item for the North Carolina Public Access Foundation, Inc., with the drawing to be held at the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo on March 18, 2012 at the Wilmington Convention Center. The cart will be on display at the NCPAF, Inc. booth at the Expo as wall as at the North Carolina Fishing Pier Society Dogfish Tournament at Johnnie Mercer's Pier on Jan. 28, 2012. Tickets can be purchased by making an online donation at www.ncpaf.com. Tickets cost $5 each or 5 for $20. Or, send cash, check or MO to Mike Marsh, 1502 Ebb Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409.

Power Cart

William Clardy uses his Power Cart to fish at Topsail Beach. An amazing assist for anglers who want to carry all their gear to the beach quickly and efficiently with only one trip! For handicapped sportsmen, it is one of the best inventions ever devised because getting an ice chest down the pier is no longer a challenge.

For more information about thePower Cart or to find out where to buy one, visit www.fishinmate.com.