Diaz, Ralph Complete Folding Kayaker

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Complete Folding Kayaker

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Compared with conventional rigid kayaks, foldables are more stable and forgiving, more seaworthy and more easily repaired and modified. They have proven their worth in difficult, rugged service, carrying ashore commandos, making at least two transatlantic crossings, voyaging the length of the Nile, rounding Cape Horn and touring the South Pacific. In addition they are the only seaworthy boat you can store in a corner of a small cupboard and carry to bay or lake on a bicycle, the subway or an airline. This book is a complete guide to the only seagoing boat that qualifies as hand luggage.

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"Ralph Diaz is still the best connected person in the industry, and the best source of information on folding boats." Michael Edelman An Introduction and Guide to the World of Folding Kayaks (2001) www.foldingkayaks.org

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"An encyclopedia of invaluable knowledge." Canoe & Kayak

Folding kayaks are the only seaworthy boats you can store in the corner of a small closet and carry to the bay, lake, river, or ocean of your choice. Ralph Díaz, editor and publisher of the Folding Kayaker newsletter for more than ten years, has used and worked on nearly all of the folding kayak models available and knows all the ins and outs of choosing, assembling, paddling, traveling, modifying, and maintaining them.

The Complete Folding Kayaker, the first guide to choosing, using, and enjoying this most liberating of personal watercraft, is now updated with more boat reviews, more modification tips from readers of Folding Kayaker, and a new chapter on assembly. So pack your kayak for your next adventure on the water!

"Indispensable." Atlantic Coastal Kayaker

"Ralph has written, quite literally, the folding kayaker's bible." Robert Huszar, ANorAK

"An essential resource for anyone interested in buying a foldable." Outdoor Traveler

"This book is the one to get if you want to find out about folding kayaks." Cape Codder

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Book Description McGraw-Hill, Blacklick, OH, 1994. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: None as Issued. First Edition, 5th Printing. BRAND NEW Copy. Guide to foldable kayaks. Cast aside the conventional rigid kayak for a folding one that is not only more stable and forgiving seaworthy vessel, but far more easily repaired and modified, plus can be stored in closets, carried by bikers, and accepted as hand luggage aboard subway or airline. 12 chapters: 1, Why a Foldable Kayak?; 2, At the Heart of Sea-Kayaking History; 3, Choosing the Folding Kayak That's Right for You; 4. Evaluating the Leading Doubles & Singles; 5, Equipment & Accessories that Work Well in Foldables; 6, Paddling Techniques: The Forward Sroke & Other Essentials; 7, Operating Skills: From Launch Site to Open Water & Back; 8, Paddling & Operating a Double; 9, Sea Savvy - A Guide to Commonsense Sea Kayaking; 10, Developing Confidence, Learning Rescue Skills; 11, Traveling with a Foldable; 12, Sailing; 13, Camping; 14, More Fun with Foldables; 15, Modifying Your Foldable; and 16, Repair & Maintenance. Bookseller Inventory # 011220

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