Kayaking Made Easy: A Manual for Beginners, with Tips for the Experienced

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Globe Pequot Press, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 222 pages
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For beginners eager to explore and for more seasoned kayakers yearning to take longer expeditions, Kayaking Made Easy is the perfect handbook. Brimming with excellent advice about every aspect of flat-water kayaking, this guide offers tried-and-true techniques for enjoying this popular sport. Clearly written and generously illustrated, Kayaking Made Easy presents a step-by-step approach, first familiarizing you with the gear, then proceeding through the various strokes, and finally covering the complexities of long-distance navigation. A supportive and enthusiastic instructor, author Dennis Stuhaug will show you how to choose the right hull for your needs; outfit your kayak with seat, flotation, spray deck and other fittings; master the basic maneuvers, from the sweep stroke to the sculling brace; assemble a kayaking wardrobe that provides comfort and warmth without breaking your budget; safely navigate the hazards of wind, fog, eddies, and rip currents; and ensure that all of your kayaking companions, including the kids, have a terrific time. Whether you are putting paddle to the water for the first time or planning a lengthy voyage, this comprehensive guide should be on the top of your reading list.

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This book is great for me as a newbie in kayaking and also has much information if you already kayak. Very useful book for anyone interested in kayaking. Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Dennis Stuhaug started riding a bike with his first Columbia at seven years of age. He's a cyclo-tourist, commuter, competitive cyclist, and race official, as well as a writer for both popular and industry publications. He and his wife, Suzanne, have toured extensively, usually on a tandem, in North America and Europe.

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