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"...Her writing is clear and concise, sprinkled with bits of humor and many tips gleamed from her years working as a kayak instructor, guide and outfitter."
--Sea Kayaker Magazine
The first edition of The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook received immediate acclaim with its selection as the Best Outdoor Instructional Book by the National Outdoor Book Award group. Now this book boasts 352 pages with changes throughout to reflect the growth of kayaking as a sport. This book is your first step to adventure on the water, with everything you need to know, from buying a kayak to dressing for the water.
Topics include: Getting Ready; Kayaks; Accessories and Clothing; Getting to Know Your Kayak; Controlling Your Kayak; Getting Into and Out of the Water; Real Life Paddling; Finding Your Way: Kayak Navigation; Trip Logistics; Group safety; Kayak Camping; Planning Your Dream Trip; Taking Care of Your Stuff
Posted August 23, 2009
I liked this book. It was very good in providing some of the basic and more advanced information for sea kayaking. It's only lack, compared to other books, is that the illustrations/pictures of strokes and rescues could be a little better - more pictures showing the sequence. If you're going into sea kayaks, I really recommend this book. For strokes in depth, I'd look toward a class or one of the manuals by Hutchinson or others. I'd go with the class first, and use a manual to get a preview and fresh yourself on strokes.
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Posted October 7, 2012
Loved the book, great info especially for beginners just learning. Great info for intermediate paddlers too. However, I feel like Im missing something and didnt quite get what I paid for. The description says 352 pages. I got 298...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 9, 2011
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