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The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, Second Edition


  


 : The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, Second Edition








Binding: Kindle Edition
Edition: 2
Format: Kindle eBook
Label: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Languages: EnglishPublished
Manufacturer: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Number Of Pages: 352
Publication Date: February 18, 2011
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Release Date: February 18, 2011
Studio: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press




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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.



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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