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Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook

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ISBN-10: 007136210X

ISBN-13: 9780071362108

Edition: 2002

Authors: Shelley Johnson

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/27/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Getting Readyp. 1
Making a Decision amid a Sea of Options
Guided Tours
Fitness and Stretching
Common Questions
The Dangers of Going to Sea
Kayaksp. 12
Making Choices
Naming the Parts
Kayak Design
The Stuff They're Made Of
Design Features
A Primer for Buying a Sea Kayak
Accessories and Clothingp. 45
Essential Safety Gear
Clothing as Safety Gear
Navigational Gear
Other Useful Stuff
Getting to Know Your Kayakp. 80
Seating and Foot Brace Adjustment
Customizing Your Kayak
Getting Your Kayak to and from the Water
Cartopping Your Kayak
Getting Into and Out of the Kayak
Controlling Your Kayakp. 91
Balance and the Art of Staying Upright
Your Paddle Grip
Forward Stroke
Back Stroke
Turning (Sweep) Strokes
Support Strokes (Braces)
Draw Strokes
Stern (Ruddering) Strokes
Putting It All Together
Adaptive Paddling
Getting Into and Out of the Waterp. 113
The Wet Exit
The Solo Reentry
The Assisted Reentry
A Final Word on Rescues
Real-Life Paddlingp. 142
Staying on Course
Wind: Don't Let It Push You Around
Wind and Topography
Waves: What to Expect and Why
The Surf Zone
Tides and Tidal Currents
Finding Your Way: Kayak Navigationp. 179
Charts and Tools
Latitude and Longitude
Aids to Navigation
Plotting Your Course
Lines of Position (LOPs)
Things That Can Throw You Off
Speed of Travel
The Effects of Wind
Dead Reckoning
Distance Off
Rules of the Road
Trip Logisticsp. 214
Playing the "What-If" Game
Packing Strategies
Meal Planning and Cooking
Group Safetyp. 230
Traveling in a Group
Family Paddling
Staying Healthy
Kayak Campingp. 244
Choosing and Setting Up a Campsite
Useful Knots for Camping
Low-Impact Techniques
Planning Your Dream Tripp. 255
Making a Choice
Gathering Information
Laying Out the Trip
Taking Care of Your Stuffp. 266
Gear Storage and Maintenance
Repairs: At Home and in the Field
Resourcesp. 282
Paddling Clubs
Organizations and Associations
World Wide Web Sources
Build-Your-Own Schools
Paddling Events
Water Trails
Indexp. 297
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