The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Guide for the Open Water Paddler, Second Edition
McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 6, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
Expanded to include sections on seamanship, navigation, and health issues, the completely updated and redesigned new edition of David Seidmanís 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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