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The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Guide for the Open Water Paddler, Second Edition (Essential)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Essential Series--Your Trusted Guides

"Does an excellent job."--Sea Kayaker

"A standout. Empathy for the reader-what a concept!"--Canoe and Kayak

"Filled with the details you need to make paddling safe and pleasurable."--WoodenBoat

"We needed a book of this quality."--Atlantic Coastal Kayaker

Combining the logic of a lesson plan with the grace of informality, this book is the next best thing to having a personal instructor always at your side. Known for nearly a decade as the sea kayaker's bible for its clear, user-friendly approach, The Essential Sea Kayaker is now updated and expanded to give you the information you need on

  • Boat and gear selection and care
  • Skills from your first launch through carved turns, Eskimo rolls, and negotiating wind and waves
  • Safety, health, and rescue tips
  • Group and solo paddling strategies
  • Seamanship and navigation

Adopted by kayaking schools and seminars worldwide, the best introduction to sea kayaking is now even better.

Synopsis:

Expanded to include sections on seamanship, navigation, and health issues, the completely updated and redesigned new edition of David Seidman's bestselling guide reaffirms its reputation as the best sea kayaking guide available. A top-to-bottom introduction for novice and mid-level kayakers, this highly visual handbook provides kayakers with the whole scoop on everything from gear, transportation, and paddling technique to the finer points of Eskimo rolling, rescue protocol, group and solo paddling.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-143) and index.

About the Author

David Seidman, an editor at Boating magazine, is the author of The Essential Wilderness Navigator and The Complete Sailor. His own experience as an entry-level sea kayaker began in the late 1980s, and his memories of early challenges and misadventures are still fresh.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Introduction

Sea Kayaking 101: Setting Forth

1 What You Will Need

Kayak

Paddle

Gear

A Place to Learn

2 Meet Your Kayak

Lifting

Making It Fit

Transporting by Car

Transporting by Hand

Gear Care and Storage

3 Getting In and Out (Dry)

Beach: Kayak in Water

Beach: Kayak on Land

Low Dock

High Dock

4 Getting In and Out (Wet)

Wet Exit

Swimming

Emptying

Paddle Float Reentry

5 Boat Dynamics

Stability

Balance

6 Paddling Basics

Holding the Paddle

Basic Stroke: Nonfeathered

Basic Stroke: Feathered

Push/Pull

Body Twist

The Complete Stroke

Stopping and Backing

Fine Points of Paddling Basics

7 Maneuvering

Forward Sweep

Reverse Sweep

Stern Rudder Stroke

Rudders and Skegs

Draw Stroke

Sculling Draw

Linking Stroke

8 Bracing

Principles

Slap Brace

Low Brace

Sweeping Low Brace

High Brace

Sculling Brace

Sea Kayaking 102: Heading Out

9 What You Will Need

Safety Gear

10 Body Language

Knee Lift

Carved Turns

Hip Flick

Extended Bracing

11 Eskimo Roll

Principles

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071362375
Other:
Seidman, David
Author:
Hanson, Roseann Beggy
Author:
Seidman, David
Author:
Seidman David
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Location:
Camden, Maine
Subject:
Canoeing
Subject:
Water Sports
Subject:
Kayaking
Subject:
Sea kayaking
Subject:
Outdoors-Canoeing Kayaking and Rafting
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
McGraw-Hill
Series:
Essential (McGraw-Hill)
Series Volume:
IMS-14
Publication Date:
December 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.30x7.42x.32 in. .73 lbs.

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Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Materials Science » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » General
Transportation » Nautical » Kayak and Canoe
Transportation » Nautical » Sailing

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"Synopsis" by , Expanded to include sections on seamanship, navigation, and health issues, the completely updated and redesigned new edition of David Seidman's bestselling guide reaffirms its reputation as the best sea kayaking guide available. A top-to-bottom introduction for novice and mid-level kayakers, this highly visual handbook provides kayakers with the whole scoop on everything from gear, transportation, and paddling technique to the finer points of Eskimo rolling, rescue protocol, group and solo paddling.

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