|Title||:||Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-distance Touring|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||Douglas Auflage 2nd Revised edition 1 August 1987|
|Number of Pages||:||304 Seiten|
|File Size||:||778 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-distance Touring Reviews
I first read his 1988 edition as I was just getting into sea kayaking. I have since built 3 singles and a triple and have done week-long trips in Prince William Sound, Puget Sound, Sea of Cortez, and New Zealand. So I'm now fairly experienced and yet still learn (relearn?) new information and techniques when I reread it.I especially appreciate Dowd's emphasis on self-rescues as opposed to assisted rescues. So many rescues that work in a pool with an unloaded boat are impossible in 38F water, 3-foot seas, with 150 pounds of gear in your touring kayak. And yet that is when you really need a solid rescue technique.His references to some of the epoch, historic and recent, long-distance expeditions are inspirational. When you're slogging 5 miles back to camp against a 15-knot wind, it helps to remember that people have paddled across the Atlantic and that your task is doable.Be safe, go see cool places, happy paddling. -David Thomas
Great book. Not only words of wisdom but reference for further details to back up what he recommends. Wish I had read it before other trip I have taken.
Represents what you really need to know about kayaking, presented in a friendly, straightforward manner.
A very comprehensive book covering almost every aspect of sea kayaking that needs to be covered. It's also very interesting to read, especially expedition stories.
Excellent, not for the beginner. I bought this as a companion to Johnson's "Sea Kayakers Handbook" I could have just used this one.
I bought a second hand book, is almost new (all but one page with some text surlined). Beyond this, is a good kayaking book that explains concepts of navigation, waves, tydes, and some more facts oriented to long kayak trips.