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ARTICLES & RESEARCH
How-To Articles
At ACK, we realize that sometimes, drilling that first hole in your brand new kayak can be intimidating. That's why we've created and continue to publish a variety of How-To articles. Got an idea for a How-To article, we're all ears, email us!

Owner's Manuals
Below are the manuals for many of the products we sell. We try to keep it as up to date as possible but if you happen to come across one that is outdated or can't find what you are looking for, email us.

YouTube Instructional Videos
We have a collection of instruction videos available on YouTube, you can view our entire channel here.

Just like our How-To articles, we are open to your ideas, email us!
Below are the latest in our Kayaking 101 Series:

Recent Newsletter Articles
Don't get our newsletter or trying to locate a recent article you read but can't seem to find it? Below are the three latest and most popular articles recently published. Don't miss the next issue though, click here to sign up for our newsletter and special offer emails.
Love, Hugs & Outdoor Gear
Bring the romance of the great outdoors to the one you love. Click to continue reading.
Rhythm of Drum and Bass
A different perspective on fishing for Bass and Redfish. Click to continue reading.
Kayak Fishing 101
You've got a yak, you've seen them do it, you've thought about -- is it time to go fish? We'll help you get started! Click to continue reading.

Recent Infographics
Check out our latest easy to follow infographics highlighting a variety of different topics and product recommendations.
ACK Kayak Fishing Guide: A Visual Presentation.
Looking to try kayak fishing but don’t know where to start? With all of the gear and kayaks available we understand that it can be somewhat overwhelming. No need to fret! We have created a 3 step guide to kayak fishing that will walk you through the before, during and after of your kayak fishing adventure. Included is the gear you’ll need and some fun facts about the rise of kayak fishing. Click here or download a PDF version for printing and to reference it at a later time.
ACK Kayak Camping Gear Guide: A Visual Presentation.
We've written several articles highlighting what you need to know when kayak camping. This time, we took a different approach featuring the camping gear you should consider taking along with you through an easy to follow one page visual presentation. Click here or download a PDF version for printing and to reference it at a later time. Both versions contain clickable links that will lead you to detailed information about each product or product category.
Cold Weather Paddling Apparel Layering Guide
Fall brings cooler weather and a hint of even colder temperatures that are just around the corner but that doesn't necessarily mean it's time to put your kayaks and canoes away. With a bit of preparation and apparel suited for almost any type of environmental condition, you'll be paddling well into the winter. This guide offers some guidance on how to dress for less than ideal conditions. Click here to view or download the complete guide.
ACK Kayak Camping Gear Guide: A Visual Presentation.
When the Outdoor Foundation released its 2012 outdoor participation report (covering 2011), we pulled some interesting data we wanted to share with our very own readers via this easy to read infographic. Generally speaking, the news is very good but we did notice some interesting facts about why people, especially our youth, didn't participate in outdoor activities in 2011 as much as they did in 2010. Click here to view or download the complete guide.
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