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Essential Sea Kayaker: a Complete Guide for the Open Water Paddler, Second Edition

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ISBN-10: 0071362371

ISBN-13: 9780071362375

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: David Seidman, Roseann Beggy Hanson

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This is a guide for novice and mid-level kayakers. It provides information on gear, transportation, paddling techniques, Eskimo rolling, rescue protocol and other topics.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

David Seidman went to sea at the age of nine in a wooden cement-mixing trough with a sheet for a sail and a broom handle as a mast, and has never really returned. He has sailed up the Amazon, down the Yangtze, and around the Caribbean. He is now a writer and columnist for boating magazines in Britain and the USA.

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction Sea Kayaking 101
Setting Forth 1
What You Will Need Kayak Single or Double?
Slow and Stable or Fast and Tippy?
Rigid or Collapsible?
Meeting Your Standards Paddle Materials
Feathered or Nonfeathered
Shaft Gear Spray Skirt
Audible Signal
Bow Line
Paddle Float
Eyeglass Strap
Nose Clips
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
Dos and Don'ts 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 Drills 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 Clothing
Paddling Jacket
Wet Suit
Dry Suit
Visual Distress Signals
Radios and Cell Phones 10 Body Language
Knee Lift Carved Turns Hip Flick Extended Bracing 11 Eskimo Roll Principles Practice
Setup Practice
Sweep Practice
Flick and Lay-Back The Complete
Roll Fine Points Reentry-and-Roll 12 Through
the Surf Launching Landing 13 Wind and Waves
Into Across With 14 Group Travel
Two or More Management and Communication
Assisted Rescues Assisted Reentry Graduate Courses
Continuing Education 15 Body Basics
Care and Prevention Exercises
Fuel and Hydration
Hypothermia 16 Sea and Sky Weather
Wise Weather Forecaster Useful
Weather Lore Dealing
with the Elements Wind and Storms
Currents 17 Navigation
How Not to Get Lost Essential Skills
Charts and Compasses Charts
Compass-Only Navigation
Navigation with a Chart
GPS Receivers Understanding Boat Traffic 18 Paddler's
Resources For Disabled Paddlers
For Families General Information on Kayaking Periodicals
Charts and Tide Tables
Clubs and Organizations
Schools for Sea Kayaking and Outdoor Skills