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How To Sea Kayaking Books

How to books to help you learn the skills to for adventure kayaking and books to help your build your own kayak.

Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-Distance Touring

Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-Distance Touring

In this guide, veteran paddler John Dowd provides the foundations of sound seamanship and good risk management, including lessons on how to read the weather and the water, how to navigate, and how to travel with a group.

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The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking, 5th Edition

The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking, 5th Edition

This thoroughly revised fifth edition of the bestselling Complete Book of Sea Kayaking is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference source for the seasoned veteran.

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Sea Kayaking Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Better Paddling

Sea Kayaking Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Better Paddling

For some learners a picture is worth a thousand words--and this lavishly illustrated volume proves the rule. The expert advice and lively illustrations combine to offer serious how-to instruction in an entertaining fashion to sea kayakers of all levels.

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Sea Kayaking: Rough Waters

Sea Kayaking: Rough Waters

Whether your interest is in paddling in more challenging conditions, or in learning new skills and concepts that will boost your confidence for more sheltered paddling, Sea Kayaking: Rough Waters will help you get the most out of your time on the water.

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Sea Kayaking: A Woman's Guide

Sea Kayaking: A Woman's Guide

Forget the macho approach--this is an instructional for women, written by a woman.

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Sea Kayaker Magazine's Handbook of Safety and Rescue

Sea Kayaker Magazine's Handbook of Safety and Rescue

This essential handbook shows how to understand weather, waves, and currents; use emergency communications; analyze risk; and perform a wide variety of kayak rescues.

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Sea Kayaker's Savvy Paddler: More than 500 Tips for Better Kayaking

Sea Kayaker's Savvy Paddler: More than 500 Tips for Better Kayaking

Drawn in part from the popular "Tips" column appearing in Sea Kayaker magazine, SEA KAYAKER'S SAVVY PADDLER arms novice and expert paddlers alike with helpful, tested-and-refined-in-the-field advice.

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Rolling a Kayak

Rolling a Kayak

Written for both whitewater and sea kayakers, this book provides novice kayakers with foundation skills and step-by-step instruction for the standard rolls, such as the C-to-C, Sweep and Pawlata rolls.

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Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

This richly illustrated guide will help paddlers of any level choose a boat from the myriad of new designs and materials and to learn techniques for reading water and navigating tides, currents, and waves.

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Nigel Foster's Sea Kayaking, 2nd Edition

Nigel Foster's Sea Kayaking, 2nd Edition

An authoritative introduction to sea kayaking covering every aspect of the sport in a concise and portable volume.

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Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

This stunningly photographed survey covers minimal-impact sea kayaking, how to choose a kayak, safety tips and rescues, how to navigate, and much more.

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Nigel Foster's Surf Kayaking

Nigel Foster's Surf Kayaking

Nigel Foster's trademark photo sequences and straightforward writing style combine to teach the essential techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

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Extreme Sea Kayaking: A Survival Guide

Extreme Sea Kayaking: A Survival Guide

Two of the world's top extreme sea kayakers have written the only tell-all, how-to manual for this wild sport, complete with riveting anecdotes.

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The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Guide for the Open Water Paddler, 2nd Edition

The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Guide for the Open Water Paddler, 2nd Edition

This book will give you the essence, the techniques, and the specifics of the sport of sea kayaking.

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Sea Kayaking Safety & Rescue: From Mild to Wild Conditons, the Essential Guide for Beginners Through Experts

Sea Kayaking Safety & Rescue: From Mild to Wild Conditons, the Essential Guide for Beginners Through Experts

Rescues that work in the real world of wind and rough water are covered in detail with accompanying photos.

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Complete Sea Kayak Touring

Complete Sea Kayak Touring

Complete Sea Kayak Touring is the perfect guide for the newly proficient sea kayaker who's ready to move on to the next level of adventure.

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Basic Essentials Sea Kayaking, 3rd Edition

Basic Essentials Sea Kayaking, 3rd Edition

An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge in an affordable and portable book.

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The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking

The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking

A concise instruction book for beginners and a handy review guide for experienced paddlers, The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking is a must for anyone drawn to the sport of sea kayaking.

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The Coastal Kayaker's Manual, 3rd: The Complete Guide to Skills, Gear, and Sea Sense

The Coastal Kayaker's Manual, 3rd: The Complete Guide to Skills, Gear, and Sea Sense

A complete guide to the techniques and equipment of sea kayaking, with advice on gaining experience, understanding your limits, judging potentially dangerous situations, and taking risks.

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Touring and Sea Kayaking: The Essential Skills and Safety

Touring and Sea Kayaking: The Essential Skills and Safety

Touring and Sea Kayaking provides beginner and experienced kayakers with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and comfortably enjoy sea kayaking.

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Kayaking Made Easy: A Manual for Beginners with Tips for the Experienced, 3rd Edition

Kayaking Made Easy: A Manual for Beginners with Tips for the Experienced, 3rd Edition

Updated to reflect all the latest gear and techniques, this guide is the perfect step-by-step handbook for beginners, with sage advice on every aspect of flat-water and sea kayaking, from selecting a boat to kayak camping.

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The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook

The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook

The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the full sea kayaking spectrum, bringing a fresh approach and a dynamic voice to the subject.

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Building Strip-Planked Boats

Building Strip-Planked Boats

The first comprehensive book on stripbuilding almost any type of small boat.

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The Strip-Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build

The Strip-Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build

Nick Schade has managed to raise the craft of strip building to the art of graphic design in wood.

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Kayak Fishing: The Complete Guide

Kayak Fishing: The Complete Guide

This guide gives you a quick, clear understanding of the essential information you'll need to get started in the growing sport of kayak fishing.

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Kayak Fishing: The Ultimate Guide

Kayak Fishing: The Ultimate Guide

The 2nd Edition of "Kayak Fishing: The Ultimate Guide" follows up on the best-selling success of the original with a completely updated look at the sport, which includes 50 per cent more content, stunning new photography, and segments from the 20 most influential pros.

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The Kayak Companion

The Kayak Companion

The Kayak Companion not only provides kayakers with essential information, it also inspires enthusiasm for one of the fastest-growing sports in North America.

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Recreational Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide

Recreational Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide

Whether your interest in kayaking stems from the desire to get outside and exercise, spend time with your friends and family, or explore the endless waterways that surround you, this easy-to-read guide makes paddling fun and safe for both new and experienced paddlers looking to broaden their horizons. 

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Outside Adventure Travel: Sea Kayaking

Outside Adventure Travel: Sea Kayaking

Like no other adventure sport, sea kayaking takes you to secret places rarely seen by humans, though often teeming with wildlife. Readers will learn how to see powerful orcas off the coast of British Columbia, dolphins racing across the Sea of Cortez off Baja, beluga whales cruising the Arctic Ocean, gray seals and puffins sharing the cliffs of Scotland's Hebrides.

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Expedition Kayaking, 5th Edition

Expedition Kayaking, 5th Edition

This guide, written by international expert Derek Hutchinson, is a thorough guide to coastal and open-ocean expeditions by sea kayak.

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Complete Folding Kayaker, Second Edition

Complete Folding Kayaker, Second Edition

Besides all phases of kayak operation, Diaz discusses taking a folding kayak through customs, and considers such operational details as how to distribute equipment in the boat for best operation.

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Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation, 4th Edition

Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation, 4th Edition

Covers chart reading; compass use; finding and keeping track of position; predicting tides and currents; trip planning; navigating at night, in fog, and in boat and ship traffic; and the latest in compact GPS receivers and PDAs, downloadable navigation charts, electronic charting systems, and Internet sources for tracking marine weather forecasts.

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Sit-on-Top Kayaking : A Beginner's Guide

Sit-on-Top Kayaking : A Beginner's Guide

In just 96 pages this new paperback introduces the beginner to their craft, its features, and the equipment needed to best enjoy the sport.

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Kayaking: A Trailside Guide

Kayaking: A Trailside Guide

Smart, instructive, and beautifully designed, every book in the Trailside Guide series contains the essential information readers need to master outdoor activities and have fun in the process.

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Kayaks You Can Build: An Illustrated Guide to Plywood Construction

Kayaks You Can Build: An Illustrated Guide to Plywood Construction

Numerous tips and tricks of the trade... breaks the process into manageable, day-by-day steps.

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Kayakcraft: Fine Woodstrip Kayak Construction

Kayakcraft: Fine Woodstrip Kayak Construction

A simple elegance of design, and the careful, detailed and documented processes. 17' Endeavour kayak is used as the model, the book also fivesyou lines and offsets for 3 other designs. A must have book for boat builders.

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Building the Greenland Kayak : A Manual for Its Contruction and Use

Building the Greenland Kayak : A Manual for Its Contruction and Use

This step-by-step guide to building a lashed-frame, fabriccovered sea kayak is both a means to a sleek, fast, universally admired boat and an excellent introduction to woodworking and boatbuilding for hobbyists.

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Wood and Canvas Kayak Building

Wood and Canvas Kayak Building

Give Wood and Canvas Kayak Building a read. First by the fireplace and then page by page in the shop.

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Building Skin-on-Frame Boats

Building Skin-on-Frame Boats

Based on classic skin-on-frame boat building techniques of the Inuit, learn step-by-step how to construct seven boat styles, from a kayak to a canoe to a small sailboat.

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The New Kayak Shop: More Elegant Wooden Kayaks Anyone Can Build

The New Kayak Shop: More Elegant Wooden Kayaks Anyone Can Build

In The Kayak Shop, a long-time popular standard, Kulczycki provided explicit directions and plans for building three sea kayaks: a high-performance single, an expedition single, and a touring double.

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The Bombproof Roll and Beyond

The Bombproof Roll and Beyond

Paddling on the edge - the ability to hold the kayak level or on edge using knee pressure, to maintain balance using body lean, and when needed to shift weight forward or backward are the skills fundamental to even simple maneuvers such as bracing, upstream ferries, and the Eskimo roll.

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Sea Kayak Strokes: A Guide to Efficient Paddling Skills

Sea Kayak Strokes: A Guide to Efficient Paddling Skills

Sea Kayak Strokes is a concise manual for learning and improving paddling skills.

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Sea Kayak: A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Sea Kayakers

Sea Kayak: A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Sea Kayakers

In this book, Gordon covers topics of kayaking history, physiology, boat and paddle dynamics, seamanship and navigation, safety and rescue, weather forecasting, caves, rockhopping and tidal races, expeditions and overnighting, as well as a wealth of tips and resources for the sea paddler.

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Sea Kayak Navigation: A Practical Manual, Essential Knowledge for Finding Your Way at Sea

Sea Kayak Navigation: A Practical Manual, Essential Knowledge for Finding Your Way at Sea

The writing is very practical, with many hints and tips, relating purely to the kayaker.

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Sea Kayaking: Safety & Rescue

Sea Kayaking: Safety & Rescue

Veteran sea kayaker John Lull provides you with a wealth of useful information to increase your safety and performance on the water.

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Sea Kayak Rescue: The Definitive Guide to Modern Reentry and Recovery Techniques

Sea Kayak Rescue: The Definitive Guide to Modern Reentry and Recovery Techniques

This book is a comprehensive course in all the techniques of sea kayak rescue for beginning, intermediate, and advanced paddlers, with additional information on towing disabled boats and rescuing swimmers. 

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Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayaking

Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayaking

Learn how to use a two-person or tandem sit-on-top kayak for fun with friends & family.

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