The Kayak Companion: Expert guidance for enjoying the paddling experience in water of all types from one of America's premier kayakers

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Storey Publishing, Apr 15, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 136 pages
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Get paddling! Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the US National Marathon Kayak Team, fills this kayaking primer with expert advice and plenty of encouragement. Beginners will benefit from Glickman’s clear descriptions of the basic techniques of sea, touring, and recreational kayaking, while experienced kayakers will find insightful tips on navigation, troubleshooting, and boat assessment. Enlivened by delightful stories of Glickman’s personal kayaking adventures, this fun and informative guide will inspire kayakers of all types to get out on the water and enjoy the ride.  

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Essence of Kayak
7
Power Paddling Explained
17
Getting into Gear
33
Getting Under Way
49
The Matter of Safety
67
Finding Your Way
89
Exploring the Water World
101
Great Kayak Destinations
116
Major Kayak Manufacturers
122
Index
126
About the Author
128
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About the author (2003)

Joe Glickman took up kayaking in 1993 while writing an article on Florida's 10,000 Islands for Men’s Journal. Since then he’s paddled and raced all over the United States, as well as in Thailand, Tahiti, and South Africa. He is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Inside Sports, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

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