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The Kayak Companion: Expert Guidance for Enjoying the Paddling Experience in Water of All Types from One of America's Premier Kayakers
by Joe Glickman (Goodreads Author)
In "The Kayak Companion, " Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the U.S. National Marathon Kayak Team, teaches beginners the basic techniques for all kinds of kayaking - sea, touring, and recreational. For more experienced kayakers, he offers expert advice on how to navigate in all kinds of waters and weathers. And kayakers of every skill level will appreciate Glickman's can ...more
ebook, 136 pages
Published April 15th 2003 by Storey Publishing
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Adventure stories first, instruction second, this was the perfect book to get me into the water - yet saved me from tipping my boat. Very, very basic, which is exactly what I needed, without boring me. The paddle instructions kept me from steering my kayak into the branches while his boat descriptions left me longing for a lighter and swifter craft for use on faster currents. One very personal quibble, ironically in the map and compass chapter, is that I know he didn't race from Hamilton, Canada ...more
OK - so we're newbies with kayaks, and I was just looking for a little practical paddling advice. I was surprised to find I was actually reading the whole book. The author has such a great sense of humor in his writing style, and I enjoyed reading about his own experiences kayaking. (Kinda do what I say not what I did advice.)