Tag: Hobie

ACK a Hit at the Summer Boat Show in Houston, Texas

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

You might have seen our blog post earlier this month about the Houston Summer Boat show. Well, it started this past Wednesday (June, 20th) and ACK has already made a splash! Pictured is Houston ACK staff Jerron giving a Mirage Drive Demo of the Hobie Outback (photo credit to the Houston Chronicle). You might recognize […]

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When a weather window presents itself…

| June 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

…it is best to take full advantage of it.  This was the case last week with light winds and clear blue skies.  A customer of mine and I set out on his Hobie Tandem Island to do some offshore fishing off the coast of Freeport and boy did we score big! First let me take […]

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Hobie-mazing

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the first time in years, I decided to take a week off to spend it with my kids over spring break. It was a great fun filled week of camping, hiking, paddling and just enjoying quality time with the brats. Just when my week off was coming to an end, I was delighted to […]

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Hobie Outdoor Adventures – TV Series!

| January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check this out! From surf to stream Hobie will take you on a chase, up close and personal for todays most popular gamefish or that perfect wave. This is Hobie country! They’ll cover the tips, tactics and techniques for the ultimate kayaking experience as they embrace the abundant opportunities the water has to offer. So […]

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The Holiday Madness Begins @ACK

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ya know, it’s never been easy for me to get into the holiday shopping spirit. In fact, for at least the last 20 years, I’ve always waited until the weekend before Christmas to do all my shopping. Well, now that I am an employee of an outdoor retailer, times have changed and so have my […]

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2012 Kayak and Canoe Roundup

| September 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

A look into the latest from Hobie, Ocean Kayak, Necky, Wilderness Systems and more! For those of us tuned into what’s going on in the paddling industry, August was greeted with much anticipation as manufacturers started rolling out their new kayak and canoe models. Industry professionals and consumers alike became giddy and almost child-like. August […]

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Made in the USA

| June 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

As we approach the July 4th holiday, you can’t help but begin to experience a sense of patriotism with flags being strategically placed at the end caps of grocery store aisles and TV commercials beginning to advertise the inevitable. Seeing all this reminded me about something that Steve, ACK President, mentioned to me sometime back, […]

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Product Review – Hobie Pro Angler

| June 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

Is it a kayak or is it a boat? Whatever it is, the Pro Angler means business. I recently had an opportunity to test paddle a Hobie Pro Angler on a weekend fishing adventure and I have to say, I am impressed! My first reaction was, “man, this thing is huge!” but once I hit […]

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Hobie Adventure Island TANDEM Fun

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Austin Canoe & Kayak Customer Service Manager takes out the new Hobie Island Adventure Tandem kayak.

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New Hobie Island Tandem Kayak

| July 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

I’m a sailor.  Before my 7 year old son John was born I owned and raced a 23 foot class boat at our local yacht club.  As a pilot I appreciate the wind and its effect on a vessel.   I also like the sense of freedom  I get listening to a crisp sail crackle when […]

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