Great review and excellent explanations Excellent resource Highly recommend this book Dowd s Sea Kayaking The Classic Manual for Touring from Day Trips to Major Expeditions was certainly worth the investment of money and the time it took to read it His writing style is easy to follow and for the most part pretty. Still regarded as the bible for both new and experienced kayakers afterthan thirty years in print Sea Kayaking covers the basics of euipment and techniue including types of paddles and "strokes as well as such essential skills as how to read "as well as such essential skills as how to read weather and the water how to navigate with and without GPS and how to travel with a group and without GPS and how to travel with a group on his many years of experience paddling in all climates John Dowd presents practical advice on dealing with potential hazards from surf to sea ice to sharks carrying out. Objective I skipped over about 30% Of The Book Mainly of the book Mainly at almost 60 years old I have chalked up tons of experience as a camper outdoors cook and whitewater paddler So many of the things he covered for the novice were of no of interest That being said every other part of the book specifically about sea kayakin. Rescues and planning for ong distance expeditionsNew for this edition are hints about Digital Technologies For Planning technologies for planning navigating while kayak touring as well as Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı lots of tips for outfitting boats adapting euipment and finessing fishing techniue while kayak anglingwhether casting and jigging for fun on a day trip or trolling for dinner on aonger expedition Also fully updated are the sections on managing risk and the inspiring stories of adventure including Freya Hoffmeisters record breaking circumnaviga.
Freya Hoffmeister Ñ 6 SummaryG was worth its in gold If you make one serious mistake out on the water it could be gold If you make one serious mistake out on the water it could be costly and dangerous Putting that in perspective the book deserves a spot on every kayaker s bookshelf to be read and re read Very informative read before buying a kayak Helped me a ot It is a classic for a reaso. Tion of Australia and Japanese paddlers increasingly challenging trips around the islands and beyondAs a sport sea kayaking continues to evolve Once the sport of a very few ong distance paddlers embarking on international expeditions then the recreational pursuit of many weekend tourers sea kayaking is now popular with many day trippers as well Asandpaddlers take to the waterfor the day the weekend or many months this classic guide continues to be reuired reading for those seeking adventure on the open ocean.