Before we buy a boat, before the boating safety class or a paddling class, if I want to read up a bit, is this book a decent overview?
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Posted by: rjd9999 on Feb-07-13 5:34 PM (EST)
-Coastal Kayakers Manual, Washburne
Posted by: rjd9999 on Feb-07-13 5:47 PM (EST)
I haven't purchased it, but Matt Broze (and bother Cam) wrote the safety articles in Sea Kayaker for a lot of years and have compiled a lot of this, plus commentary and recommendations in "Deep Trouble: True stories and their lessons..." These are really good sources of information and what can go wrong while paddling. Most of the stories are from the Seattle-Vancouver area and discuss conditions that exist there, but much of this is still relevant (though some of the ocean rapid stories are kind of unique to that zone of the world).
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Posted by: Bill_Stevenson on Feb-08-13 11:37 AM (EST)
I would take a chance on it. It is the 3rd edition, that right there tells you that it has proven to be a good seller. Always a good sign. It is not particularly expensive. Go for it.
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Posted by: seadart on Feb-08-13 12:27 PM (EST)
The links under getting started here are pretty useful for beginners. The book looks OK, but a lot of the basic information is easily found on websites like this.
Posted by: tiger1964 on Feb-08-13 1:28 PM (EST)
Yeah, I've been reading a few of the articles in "guidelines" in recent days; seems a good way to get basic info instead of plowing through topic drift, etc. I still want to read an actual book; Amazon has this one listed at a nice price.