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Trip Report: Galveston Bay Lunch Sail

| February 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Reposted from the TexasIslandClub.com Forum. Trip report comes from Club Captain Steve Mullins, AKA Crazy Yak, who took a fun trip along the Texas coast just south east of Houston in a pair of Hobie sailing kayaks. My family and I met up with Bob and Kathleen and sailed from Kemah to San Leon. After […]

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Tips for Cleaning Your CamelBak

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kelsey from ACK Houston give tips on cleaning your CamelBak. “Do you have to clean your CamelBak? Even if you just put water in it?” I’ve been asked about this several times recently and thought I would write a bit about it for our online readers. The answer is yes. Ideally you should clean and air […]

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Tired of Your Milk Crate? Try the Watertrail Fishing Buddy!

| January 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Cliff from ACK Houston shares his personal perspective after replacing his milk crate with a Watertrail Fishing Buddy and using it for the past 6 months. I purchased the Watertrail Fishing Buddy w/ Rod Holders because it gave me a lot more features than the conventional milk crate that I had previously used. I was able […]

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Stay Prepared with the Weekender First Aid Kit

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Spring Store Associate Kelsey Knowlden Emergency preparedness is an important aspect of outdoor adventures that often is overlooked or forgotten. What many people don’t realize is that it doesn’t usually take much. Getting a basic kit like the Weekender First Aid Kit and keeping it in your pack or car glove compartment can prepare […]

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Old Town Predator 13 – First Look & Review!

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

After finishing up at the Houston Boat Show this past Sunday, it was time to go have a little fun on the water. I had been eyeing and slightly drooling over the new Old Town Predator 13 kayak  that has been on display in our Houston store this past week. With advertisements boasting it’s user friendliness and stability, […]

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Versa Paddle Great Tool for Diablo Kayaks – Customer Review

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The hybrid kayak/paddleboards from Diablo Paddlesports have been making a big splash here at ACK and especially among our local kayak fishing customers who like to fish calm fresh water & saltwater flats. That’s why we were very excited when we picked up Sawyer’s new 3-in-1 Versa paddle, which functions as a kayak paddle, SUP paddle & […]

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Sailing with the Hobie Adventure Island

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

I had never sailed anything yet but it has been something I have yearned to do. So, for my birthday I decided to take out the Hobie Adventure Island and fulfill this lifelong goal. After only have been shown once how to rig the kayak up with the sail, akas and amas, I set out […]

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ACK Spring & Houston Visit the Paddling Anglers in Canoes & Kayaks of Texas

| January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Several nights ago, Brock, ACK Assistant Store Manager, and I were invited to PACK’s annual gathering at Saint Arnold’s Brewery.  PACK (Paddling Anglers in Canoes and Kayaks) is a large organization here in Houston that consists of paddling enthusiasts and also sponsors events and trips. Unfortunately that night, anything that could go wrong almost did go wrong. Brock and I […]

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Raccoon the Biggest Pitfall of Winter Camping in Texas

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The other day I took an opportunity to “go play” at Huntsville State Park with a couple of my good friends. The weather was typical of a winter day in east Texas, a bit cool with some precipitation. However, I wasn’t going to let some weather stop me from going camping! I find that winter camping can […]

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Comparing Hobie’s Tandem and Adventure Islands by Daniel Pham

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

I had the pleasure of testing out the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island (TI) during the ACK demo days back in September. While I was testing the TI out on the lake, I could not help but compare it to the Hobie Mirage Adventure Island (AI) which I had paddled/sailed before. I have to say that operating the TI […]

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