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New Video: How To Properly Secure a Kayak to a Roof Rack

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Transporting a kayak can be a little tricky. Trust us. We’ve seen or heard of improperly secured kayaks and canoes tumble to the road from a speeding car more times than we’d like to recount and it breaks our heart every single time. With that in mind, we went ahead and made a new video […]

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Never Fear, We’ve Got Winter Gear

Never Fear, We’ve Got Winter Gear

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Feels like Winter is well on it’s way! For us down in Texas that means some chilly 40 degree temperatures (at night), but we know our northern customers might be getting some of that cold white powdery stuff called snow that we don’t see too often. Well, just because the snow doesn’t fall on us […]

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Naked Roof? Get a Kayak Rack!

Naked Roof? Get a Kayak Rack!

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

ACK employee, Joseph Dowdy, recently wrote a series of comprehensive guides to lead you in the right direction when shopping for auto racks for your car, suv or truck. We thought it may be a good idea to reference each one of them through one post…here ya go: Maybe you just bought a new kayak […]

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Solutions for Vehicles with Factory Racks

Solutions for Vehicles with Factory Racks

| August 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

This blog is a continuation of a series designed to help our customers identify which rack system best fits their needs. In this article, we offer some advice to those who own a vehicle with a factory rack. You’re ready to get to the water with your new or future boat but are realizing that […]

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Rack Cradles to Customize Your Load

Rack Cradles to Customize Your Load

| August 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

Every situation is different when it comes to vehicle racks. While a base or factory rack system gets you started, you can truly begin to customize your vehicle to your lifestyle when you incorporate rack accessories. Whatever your needs may be, there is usually a rack accessory that can create a solution for you. Rack […]

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Base Rack Systems for Naked Roofs

Base Rack Systems for Naked Roofs

| July 25, 2012 | 5 Comments

One of the first steps to getting on the water with your new boat is to have a vehicle rack that can transport it. While some SUVs come with factory rails and/or racks, many don’t and as far as cars go, you’ll more than likely have nothing at all. If you have a naked roof […]

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Rack Systems for Truck Owners

Rack Systems for Truck Owners

| July 20, 2012 | 7 Comments

Sometimes even truck owners need help to haul all the gear they want. For example a truck bed might not be able to accommodate a long kayak or canoe or be big enough to pack enough gear for longer trips. As a point of reference for truck owning paddlers, the center point of a kayak should rest […]

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ACK Featured Brand: Thule

ACK Featured Brand: Thule

| June 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

Thule has been solving the problem of how to bring equipment along with you on the go since 1942. They create premium roof racks, bike and water sports carriers as well as roof boxes for your vehicle that are both visually impressive and functionally effective. They have created a number of customer favorites ranging from their […]

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Thule Regional Dealer Conference Dual Report

Thule Regional Dealer Conference Dual Report

| April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chris: I got to attend the Thule Regional Conference in Houston recently and it was very informative. The majority of the information and knowledge was geared towards dealers servicing customers better but I also took away some interesting tidbits of information. Did you know that Thule has a 5-day shake test on products? They take a new product […]

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Product Reviews: Tested by a Winter Texas Coast

Product Reviews: Tested by a Winter Texas Coast

| February 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

I recently spent a few days down at the Texas Coast with some family and friends. We were able to take advantage of the beautiful weather to do some paddling back in the bays, attempt a little fishing and have lots of fun! Naturally, for Christmas, I acquired a few items from ACK and couldn’t […]

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