A guide to the foldable kayak, the only seagoing boat that qualifies as hand luggage. Foldables are said to be more stable and forgiving, more seaworthy and more easily repaired and modified than conventional rigid kayaks.
Compared with conventional rigid kayaks, foldables are more stable and forgiving, more seaworthy and more easily repaired and modified. They have proven their worth in difficult, rugged service, carrying ashore commandos, making at least two transatlantic crossings, voyaging the length of the Nile, rounding Cape Horn and touring the South Pacific. In addition they are the only seaworthy boat you can store in a corner of a small cupboard and carry to bay or lake on a bicycle, the subway or an airline. This book is a complete guide to the only seagoing boat that qualifies as hand luggage.
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Ralph Diaz has been the leading authority on foldable kayaks for decades and is publisher of the bimonthly newsletter Folding Kayaker. In addition to writing the book Complete Folding Kayaker he has contributed articles to the periodicals Sea Kayaker, Canoe, and New York Sports. HOMETOWN: New York City
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsForeword, by Paul TherouxPrefaceIntroductionPart One: What You Should Know1. Why a Foldable Kayak?2. At the Heart of Sea-Kayaking History3. Choosing the Folding Kayak That's Right for You4. Evaluating the Leading Doubles and Singles5. Equipment and Accessories that Work Well in FoldablesPart Two: Handling Skills for Foldables6. Paddling Techniques: The Forward Stroke and Other Essentials7. Operating Skills: From Launch Site to Open Water and Back8. Paddling and Operating a Double9. Sea Savvy--A Guide to Commonsense Sea Kayaking10. Developing Confidence, Learning Rescue SkillsPart Three: Using and Enjoying11. Traveling with a Foldable12. Sailing13. Camping14. More Fun with Foldables15. Modifying Your Foldable16. Repair and MaintenanceAppendixIndex
Complete Folding Kayaker by Ralph Diaz
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