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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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Join the Texas Stream Team

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join the Texas Stream Team - a group of some 8,000 men, women, and children who have been active stewards of Texas waterways since 1991. If you canoe, kayak or stand up paddle – or would like to –you can become founding members of the Texas Stream Team Paddlers. You’ll be trained and equipped to monitor the quality of your favorite […]

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The Terrible Kayak Word Search

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is the kind of stuff my friends send me because I work at ACK. If you’ve got some time to kill, then try your hand at this self-proclaimed “Terrible Word Search”. Ya, the word kayak only appears once…   The creator actually uses a computer program to make these searches and shared the source […]

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Proper Kayak Maintenance

| February 3, 2014 | 10 Comments

If every paddler had their way, kayaks would glide through the years without a scratch or dent to it’s hull. But let’s be realistic here – a well used kayak takes a beating! The good news is that kayaks are very resilient and kayak maintenance requires minimal effort. There are a few basic things to […]

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Paddle Tandem For Valentine’s Day!

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Valentine’s Day is nearly here, and if you’re ready to change things up and try something a little different, look no further than kayaking. Outdoor adventure is a great way to be engaging with your loved one (and even the whole family) and visiting a secluded, unique destination by kayak can be quite romantic. This Valentine’s […]

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Storing Your Hobie Kayak

| January 31, 2014 | 4 Comments

Original content reposted from the HobieCat Forum. Kayak storage isn’t often given much thought, but doing it improperly can lead to permanent damage. Matt Miller, Director of Parts & Accessory Sales at Hobie Cat USA, shares tips and techniques for properly storing your Hobie Kayak. Important: When storing your Hobie Kayak, do NOT hang your kayak […]

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Railblaza Mounting System – Easy and Versatile

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

About the author: Having learned freshwater kayak fishing from books, videos and a part time working relationship with the Yak Gear Paddlesport Company, Terry Sturtevant has moved past the shoreline and canoe fishing to a new obsession, kayak fishing. Terry states he has never fished the ocean from a kayak but he would like to someday. […]

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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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The New Portable Camp Chair (and Table) Solution

| January 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

One issue I face when going kayak camping or backpacking is how to bring along my camp chair. I have a Kelty Folding Mesh Chair which I love using on camp outs and tailgates, but at 8 lbs and nearly 3 feet tall when packed down it’s not a truly portable camp chair option. Often […]

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Kayak Skid Plates Explained

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s true that kayaks are pretty tough pieces of gear. Rotomolded polyethylene plastic kayaks are sometimes even referred to as indestructible but this is not quite the case. Just like all outdoor equipment, your kayak is susceptible to regular wear and tear and needs to be taken care of. One part of the kayak that’s […]

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