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"Sit-on-top Kayaking, A Beginner's Guide" by Tom Holtey

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Book Description: In just 96 pages this new paperback introduces the beginner to their craft, its features, and the equipment needed to best enjoy the sport. It covers all the basic strokes and entry techniques. The book then goes on to discuss conditions that kayakers face while paddling: from wind and waves to oceans and fresh water. An easy read, it is graced with over 60 illustrations, charts and checklists. It gives the basics of touring, fishing, camping, surfing and diving; route planning, rescues, signals and even putting a kayak on your car. Finally, it addresses where to find sit-on-tops nation-wide.

Reviews: Dennis Spike, Coastal Kayak Fishing: "The CKF Guides and management have reviewed Sit-on-top Kayaking, A Beginner's Guide" and clanked mugs! A tremendously successful effort, SOTK will quickly prove to be a valuable tool for all entry-level paddlers as well as all the informally trained veterans. We like the book so much we plan on adding its exposure to the CKF Schools curriculum."

Sonny Norris, Central Florida PaddleMasters paddling club: "I have been paddling for 40 years now and have two words for your book: "Great Job!"

About the Author : From his youth on the Charles River, Tom Holtey has accumulated nineteen years experience in the paddle sports industry with a foundation in canoeing and traditional sea kayaking. He has been involved in the sit-on-top field for the past eleven years pioneering this new branch of the sport. Trained and practiced in wilderness trip planning - from the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine to the tropical coastlines of the Hawaiian Islands - he has lead and taught the novice adventurer under many varied conditions. It was while teaching courses in sit-on-top kayaking at the University of Hawaii that much of this book began to take form. During this time, Tom managed a kayak retail store in Honolulu and worked extensively with members of the local kayak club, Hui Wa's Kaukahi, where many new developments in the sport have been made.

Sample Pages & Sample Table of Contents from "Sit-on-top Kayaking, A Beginner's Guide":

sample pages

Table of Contents from "Sit-on-top Kayaking, A Beginner's Guide":

CHAPTERS
1. THE SIT-ON-TOP KAYAK   7
2. TYPES OF SIT-ON-TOP KAYAKS   9   
3. KAYAK PARTS AND EQUIPMENT   13
4. GETTING STARTED ON THE WATER   21
	GETTING IN YOUR KAYAK   21
	FALLING OFF AND GETTING BACK ON   23
    PADDLE STROKES:   26
	GOING FORWARD   26
	HOW TO STOP AND REVERSE   27
	THE FEATHERED PADDLE   28
	TURNING AND STEERING   29
	GOING SIDEWAYS   32
	MAINTAINING STABILITY   34
    LANDING AND LAUNCHING ON SHORE   36
    LANDING AND LAUNCHING ON A DOCK   36
5. PADDLING IN WIND   39
6. TIDES   41
7. RIVERS   43
8. WAVES   45
9. DRIVING YOUR KAYAK HOME   47
10. NOW THAT YOU ARE KAYAKING   51
	FISHING   51
	UNDERWATER ADVENTURES   52
	SURFING   54
	CAMPING EXPEDITIONS   58
11. ROUTE PLANNING   63
12. SAFETY   67
13. KAYAK RESCUES   71
14. SIGNALS   75
15. HOW TO BUY A KAYAK   81
GLOSSARY   84
INDEX   87
WHERE TO GET A SIT-ON-TOP KAYAK   91

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