The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook / Edition 2

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Overview

"...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.

Updates include:

  • New photos throughout showing new boats, equipment, stretching, and repair techniques
  • A new section on used boats and how to shop for them
  • Expanded sections on: boat materials section to include the newer laminates; buying a new kayak; use of GPS for navigation; family paddling; Planning Your Dream Trip; Taking Care of Your Stuff to include more retrofit and repair information on a wider range of boat and paddle material
  • Improvements in materials and more data on hypothermia;
  • Changes in safety technique descriptions reflecting the new equipment on the market
  • information on stretching, proper posture in a kayak, and easy modifications to kayak seats for more comfortable paddling

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071747110
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/19/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 434,901
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelley Johnson is well known as both a kayaking instructor and advocate. She is an American Canoe Association certified instructor, a member of the Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors, and a Registered Maine Guide. She is the author of Sea Kayaker's Pocket Guide and Sea Kayaking: A Women's Guide.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Getting Ready; Chapter 2. Kayaks; Chapter 3. Accessories and Clothing; Chapter 4. Getting to Know Your Kayak; Chapter 5. Controlling Your Kayak; Chapter 6. Getting Into and Out of the Water; Chapter 7. Real Life Paddling; Chapter 8. Finding Your Way: Kayak Navigation; Chapter 9. Trip Logistics; Chapter 10. Group safety; Chapter 11. Kayak Camping; Chapter 12. Planning Your Dream Trip; Chapter 13. Taking Care of Your Stuff; Resources; Index
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  • Posted August 23, 2009

    Very Good Sea Kayaking book

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Great book but...

    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...

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    Posted August 9, 2011

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