Complete Folding Kayaker, Second Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 20, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages

"An encyclopedia of invaluable knowledge."--Canoe & Kayak

Folding kayaks are the only seaworthy boats you can store in the corner of a small closet and carry to the bay, lake, river, or ocean of your choice. Ralph Díaz, editor and publisher of the Folding Kayaker newsletter for more than ten years, has used and worked on nearly all of the folding kayak models available and knows all the ins and outs of choosing, assembling, paddling, traveling, modifying, and maintaining them.

The Complete Folding Kayaker, the first guide to choosing, using, and enjoying this most liberating of personal watercraft, is now updated with more boat reviews, more modification tips from readers of Folding Kayaker, and a new chapter on assembly. So pack your kayak for your next adventure on the water!

"Indispensable."--Atlantic Coastal Kayaker

"Ralph has written, quite literally, the folding kayaker's bible."--Robert Huszar, ANorAK

"An essential resource for anyone interested in buying a foldable."--Outdoor Traveler

"This book is the one to get if you want to find out about folding kayaks."--Cape Codder


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Part One What You Should Know
Part Two Handling Skills for Foldables
Part Three Using and Enjoying
Metric Conversions

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About the author (2003)

Ralph Diaz is editor and publisher of Folding Kayaker, a bimonthly newsletter. A writer and editor for more than thirty years, he is a contributing editor for Canoe & Kayak and has written for other paddling publications. He is also a frequent lecturer at paddling symposiums and forums as well as a well-respected contributor on many Internet forums, including PaddleWise and Bagboater.

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