At ACK, we realize that sometimes, drilling that first hole in your brand new kayak can be intimidating. That's why we've created and continue to publish a variety of How-To articles. Got an idea for a How-To article, we're all ears, email us!
Attach a Bungee Paddle Leash - Attaching a Bungee Paddle Leash to your paddle and Kayak.
Choosing a Kayak - How to: Choose a Kayak
Choosing a Paddle - How to: Choose a Paddle
Choosing a Rudder - How to: Choose Between a Rudder or No Rudder
Choosing an Anchor - How to: Choose the Right Kayak Anchor
Choosing Dry Storage - How to: Choose Between a Dry Bag and a Dry Box
Close a Dry Bag - The proper way to close a dry bag.
Install a Center Hatch - Install a Center Hatch on your kayak.
Install a Drain Plug - Install a Drain Plug to Your Kayak.
Install a Flush Mount Rod Holder - Install a flush mount rod holder on your kayak.
Install a Kayak Seat - Install an ACK Kayak Seat on your kayak.
Install a Paddle Keeper Kit - Install a Paddle Keeper Kit on your kayak.
Install a Padeye - Install padeyes on your kayak.
Install a Quick Strap Sports Rack - Install a Quick Straps Sports Rack on your vehicle and tie down your kayak.
Install a Safety Flag - Install a 4ft Kayak Safety Flag with Mount by ACKessories.
Install a Scotty Baitcaster - Install a Scotty Baitcaster to your kayak.
Install a Scotty Flush Mount - Install a Scotty Flush mount to your kayak.
Install an Anchor Cleat - Install an Anchor Cleat on your kayak.
Install Paddle Clips - Install Paddle Clips on your kayak.
Install Rivets - Install Rivets on your kayak.
Install Side Mount Handles - Install Side Mount Carry Handles to your kayak.
Install Thigh Straps - Install and adjust Thigh Straps to your kayak.
Install Well Nuts - Install Well Nuts on your kayak.
Remove a Rivet - Remove a Rivet from your kayak.
Tie Down a Kayak - Use tie-down straps (AKA cam straps) to secure a kayak to a roof rack without a cradle or saddle system.
Using a Heat Welder - Repair a Kayak Using a Heat Welder
Below are the manuals for many of the products we sell. We try to keep it as up to date as possible but if you happen to come across one that is outdated or can't find what you are looking for, email us.
Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame
Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible
Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Expedition
Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Sport Kayak
Advanced Elements Lagoon1
Advanced Elements Lagoon2
Advanced Elements StraitEdge
Advanced Elements StraitEdge 2
Advanced Elements StraitEdge Canoe
All Current Designs Kayaks
All Dagger Kayaks
All FeelFree Kayaks
All Necky Kayak
All Ocean Kayak
All Old Town Kayaks
All Perception Kayaks
All Pyranha Kayaks
All Wenonah Canoes
All Wilderness Systmes Kayaks
Hobie Adventure Island
Hobie Inflatable Kayaks
Hobie Island Tandem Tandem
Hobie Mirage Drive
Hobie Pro Angler Angler
Native Watercraft Manta Ray
Native Watercraft Mariner
Native Watercraft Mariner Sail
Native Watercraft Ultimate 12
Native Watercraft Ultimate 14
Native Watercraft Volt
Ocean Kayak Torque
Wilderness Systems Commander 120
You Tube Instructional Videos
A collection of product overview, instructional and informative videos. To view the complete library of videos, visit our YouTube channel here. Just like our How-To articles, we are open to your ideas, email us!
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Check out our latest easy to follow infographics highliting a variety of different topics and product recommendations.
ACK Kayak Camping Gear Guide:
A Visual Presentation.
We've written several articles highlighting what you need to know when kayak camping. This time, we took a different approach featuring the camping gear you should consider taking along with you through an easy to follow one page visual presentation. Click here or download a PDF version for printing and to reference it at a later time. Both versions contain clickable links that will lead you to detailed information about each product or product category.
Cold Weather Paddling Apparel Layering Guide
Fall brings cooler weather and a hint of even colder temperatures that are just around the corner but that doesn't necessarily mean it's time to put your kayaks and canoes away. With a bit of preparation and apparel suited for almost any type of environmental condition, you'll be paddling well into the winter. This guide offers some guidance on how to dress for less than ideal conditions. Click here to view or download the complete guide.
ACK Kayak Camping Gear Guide: A Visual Presentation.
When the Outdoor Foundation released its 2012 outdoor participation report (covering 2011), we pulled some interesting data we wanted to share with our very own readers via this easy to read infographic. Generally speaking, the news is very good but we did notice some interesting facts about why people, especially our youth, didn't participate in outdoor activities in 2011 as much as they did in 2010. Click here to view or download the complete guide.