Derek Sheppard is an avid kayaker with many years experience in buying, selling, and paddling all different kinds of kayaks. He has also introduced many novices into this great sport. Are you contemplating buying a kayak but you´re not sure where to start? You don´t want to be taken for a ride and you´re confused by the huge variety of kayaks out there? He was just like you when he first started out. ´´I have made every mistake possible when it comes to buying kayaks and accessories. There have been many regrettable purchases, with either the wrong equipment for me or falling for a sales pitch that cost me more than it should have. If I´d had this resource in the beginning I would have saved myself a lot of pain, heartache and money!´´ The fact is you don´t have to spend thousands of dollars on your first kayak to start enjoying yourself straight away. With the right kayak and paddle to suit you, kayaking will be fun and EASY from the very start. In this interview style audiobook, Naomi Janzen asks Derek every question you need the answer to. In his answers he covers every angle - boats and equipment, new versus used, online versus in-store, accessories - and the number one easily avoidable mistake everybody makes when buying a kayak. This audiobook is direct, clear and a fast enjoyable to listen to, so you can shop with confidence and get out there on the water ASAP in a kayak that is right for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Naomi Janzen, Derek Sheppard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010007/bk_acx0_010007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Serving as a manual for intermediate and advanced sea kayakers, this book 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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Suitable for the British Canoe Union navigation courses, this work for sea kayakers covers GPS, reflecting the increased availability and usage of electronic navigational aids. It also includes colour photos, diagrams, maps, and charts, as well as exercises to reinforce and self-assess at the end of each chapter.
Helps the reader to master the skills needed to manoeuvre a sea kayak efficiently. This title features sequential photos and simple concise language that make the descriptions easy to follow and understand. It explores the foundation skills of posture, connectivity, power transfer and learning to ´feel´ how the boat responds.