Archive for 2012

How to Video: Install a Flush Mounted Rod Holder

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Streamed live on Dec. 18th via a Google+ Hangout, Chris Hackerd, ACK Co-Owner and VP of Store Operations, shows how to perform a flush mounted rod holder installation on a kayak. This was our first attempt at a live presentation and I gotta say, Chris did a great job! What do you think? What type […]

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SUPs, Always a Hit

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently a few friends and I rented a house in Gun Barrel, Texas on Cedar Creek Lake. I decided to bring along a few kayaks as well as a couple stand up paddleboard’s (SUP’s) and needless to say, they were hit throughout the weekend. For many of my friends, it was their first time on […]

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2013 KATS – Official Kick Off!

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s time for KATS! The 2013 series is coming up fast in the central Texas area. Dates and locations have been announced and the first tourney will kick off on Decker Lake (Walter E. Long Lake) here in Austin on January 26th.  KATS (Kayak Angler Tournament Series) is a local kayak anglers tournament series comprised […]

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12/14/12 It’s Not About Remembering, It’s About Never Forgetting

| December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

I don’t spend much time blogging, I often wish I did but I never really feel that what I want to share is worth sharing and inconsequential to our Blog.  For some reason last Friday 12/14/12 has me feeling different and I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the heinous crime and absolute […]

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Boat Pinned? Learn the Z-Drag

| December 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Boat pinned in fast moving water? Learn the Z-Drag System. With a length of rope, a few carabiners, and a couple of slings you can quickly set up a simple system to free a pinned canoe, kayak or raft. Tie a loop in the end of your throw bag and attach this to a central […]

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Fishing with the Birds

| December 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Since my last post, it became validated, birding from a kayak is pretty darn cool! I continue to work on improving my fishing skills and while I don’t get much better, I can think of a lot worse things to do with my day than spending it in a kayak casting and watching nature work […]

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Google Hangout: Flush Mounted Rod Holder Install

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Time: 6:30 PM Date: Dec. 18th, 2012 How to View Broadcast: Google+ Members: Click here to enter the Hangout Non Google+ Members: View the broadcast below at the scheduled time The Hangout will star ACK’s very own Chris Hackerd, co-owner and VP of store operations, who has offered to lend some of his time to demonstrate […]

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Holiday Shipping Schedule

| December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you’re planning on gifting a kayak this year (whether for friend, family member or…ahem, yourself), and you want it to arrive by the 24th, time is running out! Take a look at our Holiday Shipping Schedule and you’ll see that Friday, December 14th, is the last day to order to ensure your kayak gets […]

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In Focus: Gift Ideas for Your Little Adventurer

| December 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

You’ve shared your love of the outdoors with your kids and now you can’t get ‘em out of the boat and off the trail. You’ve started them down the long path of an outdoor enthusiast and if they’ll be spending more time joining you on your adventures, they need their own gear! When they’re more […]

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In the News: Man Calls 14-Foot Canoe on Boston Harbor Home

| December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Next time you visit Boston, look out into the Harbor and see if you spot an older gentleman paddling a very loaded 14 foot aluminum canoe with patches of duct tape decorating it’s hull. If you do, there’s a good chance you’ve spotted Michael Richard Smith, who has been calling the canoe his home for […]

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