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The Optimum Kayak: How to Choose, Maintain, Repair, and Customize the Right Boat for You

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Publisher Comments:

Get the Most from Your Kayak

Whether you're an experienced kayaker or are just getting into the sport, this fully illustrated manual has everything you need to make sure your boat and gear meet your kayaking needs. Written by longtime paddler and outdoorsman Andy Knapp, "The Optimum Kayak: How to Choose, Maintain, Repair, and Customize the Right Boat for You offers an insider's focus on kayaks and accessories.

This one-stop resource, the first of its kind, featuresA review of the entire spectrum of kayaks and kayaking gear for most variations of the sport, from whitewater to sea kayaking, along with information on getting started in the area that interests you.Guidelines for purchasing the kayak and paddling accessories--new or used--that are appropriate to your needs.Basic maintenance procedures and storage tips to keep your kayak in top condition.Instructions for making repairs to your equipment, including how to make emergency repairs while on a paddling trip.Tips for customizing your boat so that it suits you perfectly.Information on building your own kayak and keeing it secure.Handy resource lists of manufacturers, associations, repair services, mail-order, and Internet suppliers, and more.

Synopsis:

This book includes everything one needs to know to get the whitewater or sea kayak that's the perfect fit, plus information on buying new or used boats, design basics, simple maintenance, and serious repairs. 125 illustrations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Kayaking's Broad Spectrum

The Long and Short of It

The Future

Finding Your Place

Kayaking as a Risk-Taking Activity

2. Choosing and Using a Kayak

Try Before You Buy

Where to Shop

Building a Kayak

Choosing a Manufactured Kayak

Choosing the Proper Accessories

3. Keeping Your Kayak in Top Condition

Basic Preventive Maintenance

Routine Maintenance

Giving Your Kayak a Check-Up

Maintaining Accessories

Setting Up a Maintenance Area for Gear

Winter and Summer Storage of Gear

4. Repairing Boats and Equipment

Hull Repairs

Repairs to Components

Accessories

Repairs in the Field

5. Customizing Your Boat

Outfitting the Cockpit

Sit-on-Top Outfitting

Deck Layout

Interior Customizing

Customizing Equipment

6. The Do-It-Yourself Kayaker

Building Your Own Kayak

Making a Paddle

Building Accessories

7. Cartopping and Transporting Your Kayak

To and From the Water's Edge

Carrying Devices

Portage Yokes

Cartopping

Security Issues

8. Resources

Manufacturers

Accessories

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780070382985
Subtitle:
(how to choose, maintain, repair, and customize the right boat for you )
Author:
Knapp, Andy
Publisher:
Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill
Location:
Camden, Me. :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Canoeing
Subject:
Kayaking
Subject:
Kayaks
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
105-31
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
viii, 150 p.
Dimensions:
9.26x7.36x.43 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book includes everything one needs to know to get the whitewater or sea kayak that's the perfect fit, plus information on buying new or used boats, design basics, simple maintenance, and serious repairs. 125 illustrations.
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