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Austin Canoe and Kayak Newsletter
March 2011
Utilizing your kayak to
its fullest potential
2011 Demo Days are Back!
Product Review: Tarpon 100
News & Events
2011 Spring
Demo Day Schedule:
Austin, TX - April 9-10
Houston, TX - April 16-17
San Marcos, TX - April 16-17
Houston Fishing Show - Visit ACK at the Houston Fishing Show this weekend. We'll be featuring Ocean Kayak, Necky and Old Town brands.
In-Store Events - Want to learn the basics of kayaking or how to load one? Visit the Austin, San Marcos and Houston store pages for a schedule of events!
Featured Products
More InfoPaddling: Need a pint size dry bag to hold your essentials? Try the Columbia PFG Ditch Bag Dry Bag. It can be worn at waist, should or left to be clipped on your kayak.
More InfoTransporting: It doesn't matter if you have a factory rack, Thule or Yakima bars...the Malone J-Pro Kayak Carrier provides a universal fit with the durability you'd expect from Malone.
More Info Camping: We all love staring at the stars but sometimes a little light is needed and what better way to light up your campsite with Kelty's LED series lanterns!
New at ACK
ACK Mobile Site - Don't want to wait until you get home to shop ACK? Shop mobile! We've optimized our website for easy mobile browsing and shopping.
ACK iPhone App: Launch Points - The easiest and most convenient way to mark, share and utilize kayak launch points…coming soon!
ACK Paddler - ACK is the proud publisher of ACK Paddler, our in-store printed newsletter. Pick up the latest issue at one of our three locations or download a PDF version here!
Get out and paddle!You Bought a Kayak,
You Paddled it, Now What?

Utilize your kayak to its fullest potential.

Too often paddlers purchase a kayak (or canoe) only to find that they end up using it for the same intended purpose each and every time they venture out into the open water. For some this is exactly their goal, but for those looking to explore other options let us guide you further into a world of paddling possibilities!

As a life-long angler I started paddling as a way to get into the hard-to-reach areas without having to spend a fortune on a motorboat. Of course, that quickly became the one and only use, that is until customers started to share their own experiences with me. Through time I began to discover...continue reading.

Mark You Calendars, 2011 Demo Days Are Back!

It's a buffet of kayaks -- demo all you want!

Demo DayWe realize that many of our email newsletter subscribers may be in other states sooo...ahem, sorry for the tease but the 2011 Spring Demo Days are back! The dates are April 9-10 for Austin and April 16-17 for Houston and San Marcos. If you have ever attended, heard about or maybe seen a few pictures, you already know that ACK hosts one of the nation's premier demo days with a huge selection of boats to demo from all the popular brands. Several vendors and partners will be conducting clinics from paddling lessons, safety and rescue to camp cooking and rigging your kayak for fishing. We'll be sure to post the clinic times on our website soon. We hope to see you there! For other details, dates and locations, click here.

Product Review: Tarpon 100

Light, nimble, full featured and affordable.

Tarpon 100What do you get when you take one of the most well-respected, popular and proven kayak and shrink it? Not much really, you just get a smaller and lighter version of it. Ok, bad joke but in all seriousness, we wanted to share this short and sweet review that one of our very own customers wrote after he paddled the Tarpon 100 on the Devil's River for 4 days. If you've ever paddled this river, you know that the Tarpon 100 was put through a pretty tough test. Continue reading review.

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Sincerely,
Austin Canoe & Kayak
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