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Proper Kayak Maintenance

Proper Kayak Maintenance

| February 3, 2014 | 10 Comments

If every paddler had their way, kayaks would glide through the years without a scratch or dent to it’s hull. But let’s be realistic here – a well used kayak takes a beating! The good news is that kayaks are very resilient and kayak maintenance requires minimal effort. There are a few basic things to […]

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Paddle Tandem For Valentine’s Day!

Paddle Tandem For Valentine’s Day!

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Valentine’s Day is nearly here, and if you’re ready to change things up and try something a little different, look no further than kayaking. Outdoor adventure is a great way to be engaging with your loved one (and even the whole family) and visiting a secluded, unique destination by kayak can be quite romantic. This Valentine’s […]

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Storing Your Hobie Kayak

Storing Your Hobie Kayak

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Original content reposted from the HobieCat Forum. Kayak storage isn’t often given much thought, but doing it improperly can lead to permanent damage. Matt Miller, Director of Parts & Accessory Sales at Hobie Cat USA, shares tips and techniques for properly storing your Hobie Kayak. Important: When storing your Hobie Kayak, do NOT hang your kayak […]

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Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) Announces the Grand Opening of its Newest Store in San Antonio, Texas

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join ACK on Feb 8th and 9th for the Grand Opening Celebration Austin, Texas (Jan. 28th, 2014) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings LLC, is gearing up for the Grand Opening of it’s 5th location in northwest San Antonio, Texas, which is slated to take place over the […]

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The New Portable Camp Chair (and Table) Solution

The New Portable Camp Chair (and Table) Solution

| January 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

One issue I face when going kayak camping or backpacking is how to bring along my camp chair. I have a Kelty Folding Mesh Chair which I love using on camp outs and tailgates, but at 8 lbs and nearly 3 feet tall when packed down it’s not a truly portable camp chair option. Often […]

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Get Excited for KATS 2014!

Get Excited for KATS 2014!

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Re-posted from FishKATS.com After gathering some kayak fishing footage from our KATS 2014 season kickoff at Decker Lake as well as 2013 footage from competitor Mike Garcia (see his profile and blog on Adventure on The Water), we’ve put together our first ever KATS Teaser Video! Give it a watch and be sure to share it […]

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Prowler Big Game II Lands At ACK!

Prowler Big Game II Lands At ACK!

| January 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

The Prowler Big Game II is here! Our first shipment of the newly revamped Prowler Big Game II has landed at ACK and I gotta say, this ‘yak is slick! Ocean Kayak has taken a note from sister company Old Town and integrated a number of features from the new Predator kayak into their 2014 […]

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Kayak Skid Plates Explained

Kayak Skid Plates Explained

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s true that kayaks are pretty tough pieces of gear. Rotomolded polyethylene plastic kayaks are sometimes even referred to as indestructible but this is not quite the case. Just like all outdoor equipment, your kayak is susceptible to regular wear and tear and needs to be taken care of. One part of the kayak that’s […]

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Life Jacket Facts From The Safe Boating Campaign

Life Jacket Facts From The Safe Boating Campaign

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Keep these Life Jacket Facts in Mind Whatever kind of paddling you like to do, it’s important to always wear your life jacket (or PFD) while you’re out on the water. Think of it like wearing a seat belt in your car – you probably won’t find yourself in a situation where you need it, […]

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CamelBak Paddle Collection Updated for 2014

CamelBak Paddle Collection Updated for 2014

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stay Hydrated on the Water with the CamelBak Paddle Collection It’s important to bring water with you on any outdoor adventure and paddling is no exception. That’s why we were thrilled when the Camelbak Paddle Collection was released in 2013 with an assortment of hydration packs designed specifically for paddlers. After spending the year receiving […]

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