By TONY CROUCH
Special to the Parade
Aaauugghhhhh, the wind is blowing, the sail is up, and I’m cruising into the horizon. Oh wait, did I fail to register my kayak since I have a sail on it? Yes, the new law is that if you put a sail on your kayak you must register it with the Texas Parks and Wildlife. You know what that means. A big fat fee.
Well, let’s not get to carried away. I have called the Parks and Wildlife Austin Department, and they were nice enough to answer some questions for me. To begin with, only kayaks that are 14 feet or longer that you put a sail on must be registered, and second they stated that the fee is $36 dollars for two years of registration. So, it wasn’t that bad, now was it?
I would like to take the time to thank everyone out there for reading our articles, I hope they bring you the same amount of joy they bring me when written them, and since you know what day is almost here, I want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a safe new year. Take care.
As Always, stay safe, always wear your P.F.D., and test your whistle every now and then. See you out on the water. For questions or comments on our stories, or to just let us know of a specific item you would like to see us cover, please place your replies on our face book page U.B. Captain, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor’s Note: Tony Crouch is a Certified Kayak Instructor and holds classes at U.B. Captain Kayaks, 5009 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX. For more information, call (956)-761-1669 or look for him on Facebook at U.B. Captain.