Jeremy Murfitt

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (17 of 18)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,416,921 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 18
Sea Kayak: A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced &hellip by Gordon Brown
I have returned to sea kayaking after a 30 year break, some "sit on top" experience over the past 5 years, but now back to the real thing. Beside the dramatic improvement and choice of kayaks (I have just bought a Valley Etain) my skills were rusty. Gordon's book and DVD are a "must have" for anyone interested in sea kayaking.The quality of the book, the photographs and the DVD are excellent. Clear, concise and informative. I read it cover to cover and now find I refer back to it as necessary. In particular I find the DVD very useful when it comes to learning skills and strokes. One day I may be able to do a Bow Rudder or Cross Bow Rudder, Gordon makes every look effortless. The only point… Read more
Oak-framed Buildings by Rupert Newman
Oak-framed Buildings by Rupert Newman
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's got me going !!, 20 Sep 2010
Great book which is clear and easy to read. Fantastic photgraphy. I am going to build a green oak porch and wanted a book to give me an insight to what is required. With the help of a local Master Carpenter and Joiner I now have the design complete and timber ordered. The book has given me a good grounding into oak framed buildings and the inspiration to get building.

Jeremy - Loughborough
Canoe and Kayak Handbook: Handbook of the British &hellip by Duncan Winning
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this book as well as "Paddle your own Canoe" by the McGurrins (5* plus). Whilst the BCU guide covers many topics I was very disappointed by the layout and illustrations. I have just purchased a canoe having spent many years in sea kayaks. The caneoing section didn't clear guidance on stroke technique and pictorially demonstrate how it should be done. Buy "Paddle your own canoe" if you want clear concise instructions supported by very good photographs.