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  Austin Canoe & Kayak - December Newsletter December 2006 Issue 7, Vol 1
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From The Editor
Uggh I ate so much at Thanksgiving that punching the keys is a struggle. The ACK staff was all over the country visiting with friends and family for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We certainly hope that all of our paddlers had a safe and enjoyable Turkey Time as well.
 
The holidays are approaching very quickly. We are here for all of your kayaking needs big or small. Give us a call or drop us an email if you need any help with gift decisions. Also a new feature Email This Product to a Friend on our web site is a great way to drop a not so subtle hint of just want you want under the tree.
 
Thanks to all of you that responded to last month's Trivia question and congratulations to Marlo the $25 winner, be sure to read this month's stumper at the bottom.
Storing your Kayak for the Winter
Every paddler is faced with the decision of how to store their kayaking gear during the colder months. Those that crave the warm water and sunshine find themselves inside more and more. What can you do with your kayak and gear so when the weather warms up you don't discover a lovely family of raccoons living in your watercraft? Here are some common storage problems and solutions to ensure your kayak is ready when you are.
 
Heat - This is your kayaks biggest enemy. Exposure to heat over even a short period of time can cause your boat to melt.
Solution: Store in a cool place like a garage or basement.
 
Stress - Kayaks will begin to take the shape of whatever they're resting on if left for long periods of time.
Solution: Rotate your boats position often or store on a soft rug or carpet.
 
Prolonged Sunlight - A kayak left sitting in the sun for a prolonged period of time can fade.
Solution: Use a UV protestant product like 303 Protectant.
 
Critters - Animal and insects see your kayak as a good hiding spot and shelter. They can and will leave damage behind.
Solution: Use a kayak storage bag or for sit inside owners a cockpit cover.
 
If space permits, a wall or ceiling mounting system is the way to go. They are easy to install and a great way to get the boat of the floor. ACK carries several of these options. Check them out
Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game
Ocean Kayak wasn't messing around when they unveiled the Prowler Big Game. This is a big boat for big adventures. The Big Game is stable, dry and ready to load down with gear and fish. The Big game is 34" wide and has stern stingers for unprecedented stability and a weight capacity of 600 pounds. Some other features to this new boat are a removable storage tray in the center console, oversized tank well, adjustable foot pegs with a flat foot well and a battery shelf with a dedicated area for mounting a fish finder. This boat is perfect for the paddler that just doesn't seem to have enough room or the stability they seek in a boat. Check this boat out and get in the GAME.
 
Trivia Question
Who is credited with inventing the kayak?
 
Send your answer to: trivia@austinkayak.com
We will draw one lucky (correct) customer to receive a $25 gift certificate.
 
Thanks again and we hope you have a great winter as we head into the Holiday Season!
 
Sincerely,
Austin Canoe & Kayak
www.austinkayak.com
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