San Marcos Store
Most people don’t like to sit in a pool of water while others don’t mind getting a little wet.
Fact is, it doesn't take much to properly secure a kayak to avoid damage and more importantly, a car accident.
Cassius is a 94-pound black lab with a taste for river fish and a love for the water comparable to my own. He’s no stranger to long river kayak rides, and on occasion has passed the four hour mark down the local Texas River systems with me.
While driving down to the coast, his roof rack failed which caused the kayak to scratch the paint off his roof and fall to the ground which broke a number of parts on his kayak and punctured a hole through the kayak body.
A simple anchor float is rarely an item of discussion when talking about paddling gear. However when kayaking on a less than perfect day it can really save you from losing your gear, especially if you are in a kayak in less-than-perfect conditions.
Being one of a handful of girls, in a largely male dominated company and in some ways industry, can be an interesting experience. It can feel like a "good-ole-boy" paradise at times, with all the goofing around and obsessing over the latest and greatest fishing gear to put on your kayak.
Written by San Marcos Assistant Manager Ryan Schaper Having the opportunity to work at an outdoor retailer like ACK gives us, the employees, many awesome opportunities to learn about and use products so that we can better understand how they work and relay that information to you, the customer. One of the biggest opportunities is what's called a Go Play day, where we get to leave the store, office or warehouse for the day and pick up a paddle (or whatever other outdoor gear we most feel like 'playing' with).