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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking Paperback – July 6, 2004

4.1 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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The Editors of Canoe & Kayak Magazine oversee the leading paddlesports publication in the United States, and the #1 resource for canoeing, kayaking, and the full range of paddling sports. With over 80 years of combined direct experience within the paddlesports community, Canoe & Kayak's editors are regularly called upon to provide expert commentary on paddling- related techniques, equipment, destinations, health and fitness, and conservation.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Complete Idiot's Guide
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha (July 6, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592572391
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592572397
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #326,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By K. Schermerhorn on May 23, 2007
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We had already purchased a kayak,are novices, and wanted to learn a few basics without going through classes, since we were going on lakes, not white water. The book is packed with all kinds of interesting tips, terms, and knowledge. I looked over many books and decided on this one. Glad I did, it was just what I wanted.
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Good basic book for the beginner learning about kayaking/canoeing. Filled with many good tips for picking a boat, paddle, and good ideas about what to buy to outfit boat and yourself. Good safety tips too. Since I've never done any kind of boating, this was a worthwhile purchase for me.
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this book is great... I bought it for the kayak portion dominantly but the entire book is worthwhile. I like the way the book is layed out so that you can skip around to what you need to know easily and without missing anything...
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Definitely has some important basics that beginners need, as well as plenty of information beyond beginner phase.
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This is a decent book for beginners, I'd use it like a magazine, read the parts of interest and then pass it on.
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title says it all. if youre thinking about getting into canoeing and kayaking this is a good book! buy it!
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By JP on March 20, 2013
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If you are new to this like I am, get this book. It is full of very usefull data and some things you think you know....well, it helps you to know the RIGHT things.
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