Kayakcraft

Fine Woodstrip Kayak Construction

Author: Ted Moores

Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

ISBN: 9780937822562

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 175

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Ted Moores operates the Bear Mountain Boat Shop in Peterborough, Ontario with his partner, Joan Barrett. In 1972, Ted pioneered the woodstrip-epoxy boatbuilding system for canoes and, since then, has promoted the fine art of wooden canoe and kayak construction.
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Kayak and Land Journeys in Ainu Mosir

Among the Ainu of Hokkaido

Author: Guy De La Rupelle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595346448

Category: Travel

Page: 196

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Kayak and Land Journeys in Ainu Mosir takes the reader into Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido. The native inhabitants called this island Ainu Mosir, which means People of the Quiet Land. Guy de la Rupelle after having been to Hokkaido several times by motorcycle and meeting furtively these Ainu decides to take a longer look at who they are exactly and their current situation. To give a sense of purpose to his journey he packs two folding kayaks in his car, all his camping gear and spends six weeks meeting as many Ainu as he can, camps and paddles in the lakes, rivers and along the coastline of this amazing island, certainly the last wilderness left in Japan. It has been said that a good travel book is one in which the reader will discover new things as he travels with the writer. This is certainly the case. The reader will get a better sense of who the Ainu are through their voices as well as read about a part of Japan seldom written about by Westerners.
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Thirty Wooden Boats

A Second Catalog of Building Plans

Author: Wooden Boat Magazine

Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

ISBN: 9780937822159

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 78

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Cynthis Curtis, Mike O'Brien, and Paul Lazarus have endeavored to provide readers with as much information as possible while maintaining an open and strongly visual format.
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Fifty Wooden Boats

A Catalog of Building Plans

Author: Woodenboat Magazine

Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

ISBN: 9780937822074

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 4168

This is the first of three major catalogues compiled by the editors of WoodenBoat Magazine. The other books in this series are 'Thirty Wooden Boats' and 'Forty Wooden Boats'.
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Canoe Crossings

Understanding the Craft that Helped Shape British Columbia

Author: Sanford Osler

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1927527759

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Often called one of the Seven Wonders of Canada, the canoe has played a particularly important role in British Columbia. This seemingly simple watercraft allowed coastal First Nations to hunt on the open ocean and early explorers to travel the province’s many waterways. Always at the crossroads of canoe culture, BC today is home to innovative artists and designers who have rediscovered ancient canoe-building techniques, as well as community leaders who see the canoe’s potential to bring people together in exciting, inspiring ways. The story of Canoe Crossings begins some fifteen thousand years ago, when, as compelling new evidence suggests, the first humans to reach the Americas did so by canoe down the West Coast. It continues through the centuries, chronicling the evolution of the canoe and its impact on the various people who used it to explore, hunt, trade, fight, race, create, and even heal. The book contains dozens of stories of colourful, passionate people who have contributed to the province’s canoe culture, including a teenager who lived ninety feet up in a tree house while designing and building the world’s longest kayak; a group of high school students who practised on a tiny lake and went on to win several World Dragon Boat Championships; and at-risk Aboriginal youth who reconnected with their traditional culture through annual “big canoe” trips. Canoe Crossings will appeal to anyone who has ever sought adventure, found solace, or seen beauty in a canoe or wondered about the origins of its design and use in British Columbia and beyond.
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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

Author: Joe Glickman

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603422005

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

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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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Adventure Kayaking: Russian River Monterey

Author: Michael Jeneid

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899975895

Category: Travel

Page: 194

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Explore by kayak the lagoons, bays, rivers, and lakes of Northern California, including the Russian River, San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, Lake Tahoe, and Donner Lake. Author Michael Jeneid hand-picked the most scenic and enjoyable kayaking areas for both beginners and experts. With this fact-filled book you can find the hidden kayak spots. The 24 trips include daytrips, overnight trips, easy paddles, options for canoers, and real adventurers for the advanced kayaker.
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Canoe and Kayak Handbook

Author: British Canoe Union

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 9780953195657

Category: Canoes and canoeing

Page: 352

View: 4892

? The complete paddlesport reference book? Completely re-written 3rd edition? Now in full colourWritten by enthusiastic and current British Canoe Union coaches and practitioners, this book is an invaluable source of information for both novice and expert alike. For the newcomer it will provide a firm foundation in their chosen aspect of the sport. The coach or experienced paddler will find it invaluable as: ? an update to current theory and practice? an introduction to new aspects of the sport? a pointer to other sources of information such as relevant books and websites
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Essentials of Kayak Touring

Author: American Association

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897328612

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 48

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The official word on kayaking basics from the American Canoe Association, the nation's most respected authority on paddling, Essentials of Kayak Touring and Essentials of River Kayaking provide beginning paddlers with everything they need to enjoy a safe kayak outing. Beginning with instructions on how to be safe in the water, including proper use of equipment, preparing for cold, wind, and waves, and learning basic skills such as how to maintain their balance, these texts provide thorough information for those just starting to paddle. Find out how to select a kayak, proper lifting and carrying techniques, and how to launch it into the water. With well-written text and illustrations, learn all the basic strokes and maneuvers and important rescue techniques. Appendices include a glossary of kayaking terms and a list of resource organizations. Paddling safely requires, above all, the exercise of good judgment. And part of developing good judgment is understanding the challenges and hazards inherent in any situation and one's own ability to meet them.
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Wooden Boat

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Boatbuilding

Page: N.A

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Canoecraft

An Illustrated Guide to Fine Woodstrip Construction

Author: Ted Moores

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781552093429

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 207

View: 5509

Back in print: A revised second edition of a classic how-to book on canoe building. The new edition is updated to include advances in glues and techniques since the original was published, as well as five new canoe plans, builder tips and paddle carving.
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Canoe and Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon

Including Southwest Washington

Author: Philip N. Jones

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594850325

Category: Travel

Page: 237

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Phillip Jones has been exploring the Northwest by canoe and kayak for more than 20 years, and presents his favourite outings in this completely revised guide to paddling the flat-water rivers and lakes of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. Most of these trips can be done in a day, although some can be combined for longer journeys. For each trip, you'll find complete information on where to launch, trip rating, distance, best time to go, points of interest, hazards, portages, and more. You'll find outings on the Willamette River and its tributaries, Oregon coastal rivers, the Columbia Gorge and the lower Columbia River, the Oregon Cascades, and southwest Washington. There are also tips on canoe and kayak paddling techniques, safety techniques, what to do if you capsize, transporting boats, and shuttling cars.
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Sea Kayak

A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Sea Kayakers

Author: Gordon Brown

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 9780954706173

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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This book is a modern guide to sea kayaking by one of the leading exponents of the sport who is also a highly respected coach in this field. Gordon Brown is a BCU Level 5 sea coach based on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He shares his knowledge with you in his own succinct humorous style and very visual approach. 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. This is a visually stunning book printed on 170gsm silk paper filled with top quality photographs. Over seventy photographs and illustrations help to make this an essential modern manual for the sea kayaker.
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Canoe & Kayak

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canoes and canoeing

Page: N.A

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Sea Kayak Handling

Author: Doug Cooper

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095183

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 104

View: 5732

A practical guide that will help you to master the skills needed to manoeuvre a sea kayak efficiently. For beginner and intermediate paddlers. Doug draws on his personal and coaching experience to help the reader master sea kayak handling skills and techniques. Accurate sequential photos and simple concise language make the descriptions easy to follow and understand. The foundation skills of posture, connectivity (how your body is connected to the kayak), power transfer and learning to 'feel' how the boat responds, are explored initially. The author then goes on to tackle forward paddling, keeping the kayak on course, reverse paddling, edging, turning on the spot, forward turns on the move, reverse turns on the move, stern rudders, moving sideways, support strokes, and the use of skegs and rudders. Sea Kayak Handling is recommended as support material for the British Canoe Union 3 and 4 Star (Sea) awards. (The 1 star is a novice 'encouragement' award, the 2 star covers basic generic kayak skills, the 3 star basic/intermediate sea specific skills and experience, and the 4 star covers intermediate sea specific skills and leadership in moderate conditions).
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Canoeing and Kayaking Houston Waterways

Author: Natalie H. Wiest

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 160344775X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

View: 8805

Within about seventy-five miles of downtown Houston, some 1,500 miles of rivers, creeks, lakes, bayous, and bays await discovery. Canoeing and Kayaking Houston Waterways, by longtime paddler Natalie Wiest, is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to experience Houston’s well-watered landscape from the seat of a kayak or canoe. Before introducing readers to the quiet, green world that lies within and around the heart of the city, Wiest gives some pointers on water safety (including swimming and boating); on weather, flood stages, and legal access; and on an often unseen but always present paddling companion—alligators. She also provides a gear checklist for a day trip, a brief guide to boats and paddles, and a “sampler” list of easy places to paddle for true beginners. Presented in nine chapters, each organized around a river system or coastal basin and comprising a “suite” of paddling trips, the excursions described by Wiest offer a general description of the destination, directions (both driving and paddling), and details about the paddling conditions and access sites, which are all publicly owned or managed. Each chapter lists mileages, USGS gauging station numbers, and GIS locations when applicable. Also including ninety color photos and more than thirty detailed maps, Canoeing and Kayaking Houston Waterways offers both novice and experienced paddlers a helpful and enjoyable reference for experiencing nature at water level, in and around Houston. To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.
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Basic Kayaking

All the Skills and Gear You Need to Get Started

Author: Jon Rounds

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811732109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 90

View: 8469

Packed with information and featuring hundreds of full-colour photographs and illustrations, it provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions on selecting gear, getting your boat on the river, and mastering fundamental moves. Also covered are the ferries, peel-outs, and turns required to manoeuvre a kayak in moving water. For would-be day-trippers, river-runners, creekboaters, and even those aspiring to the world of extreme rodeo playboating, "Basic Kayaking" is where the journey begins. Includes step-by-step instruction on essential techniques, including all major stokes and rolls, a full-colour gear guide, and chapters on safety and reading the water.
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Keep on Paddling

True Adventures in the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Author: Roy Cerny

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466917873

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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The events in these true tales of the canoe country of northern Minnesota and Ontario were compiled over the author's lifetime of experience in the woods. Working with Boy Scouts and, in his later years, with employees, friends, family, and folks from his church, the author has led perhaps over five hundred people on trips into the Boundary Waters. The experiences on these trips over the past fifty years have provided a wealth of material that the author has crafted into enjoyable stories. Some of the stories are educational, many are hilarious, more than a few are inspirational, all of them are entertaining. Each story stands alone, but the book is best read from the beginning. Words followed by asterisks are defined in a glossary for readers unfamiliar with canoeing or the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. After reading this book, the author hopes you will be better informed about the lake country, you will have a greater appreciation for the wilderness, and you might even be encouraged to take a canoe trip to see Gods' country for yourself. If this happens, then the author has succeeded in his purpose.
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