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5.0 out of 5 stars Should come free with your first kayak.
As someone new to kayaking last year (and what fantastic fun it's been!) I found this readable little book a very useful introduction. It covers the basics sensibly and comprehensively with sections on paddling technique, clothing and equipment, safety tips, and some useful stuff about reading and managing currents and tides. An excellent introduction which is difficult...
Published on 25 Jan. 2009 by F. R. Jack

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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful but light on advice for a first purchase
This book is full of useful information on safety, techniques, what equipment (other than the kayak) you will need.

I would have preferred a much bigger section on buying a kayak as I am still to purchase one and am not really much the wiser as to which one to go for. I'll still be going to the kayak shop relying on the seller to be honest with me, I was hoping...
Published 22 months ago by Mr. M. Arrell


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4.0 out of 5 stars Beginners guide to SOT Kayaking, 26 Sept. 2009
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As a novice to the sport I found this book very useful. The photographs helped explain the techniques described extremely well. At the "end of the day" the only way to learn is on the kayak, on the water and get wet as you try to remember what you have read, shame that a waterproof edition is not availble !!!!!! I think that this really is as the title states a beginners guide but that was what I was looking for and am well satisfied
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4.0 out of 5 stars A bit basic - but a few interesting articles, 23 Jun. 2013
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A bit basic - even though it's aimed for the beginner.
That said, there's a few interesting articles & since, I've lent this book to a friend who's an absolute novice & he says he thought it was useful. If you've never paddled before, I think it's worth buying - but if you've been paddling for a short while like me, then you've probably worked-out most of what's covered in the book already through trial & error.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great little book, 13 Aug. 2013
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This book is perfect for my stage of kayaking and it's size is spot on. I expected to receive something around the A4 size book but at A5 it makes it just right for taking with you without being cumbersome .It's full of useful websites to visit and of course covers everything in simple terms you need to learn about basic kayaking anywhere you are likely to try kayaking. Great little book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sit on Top Kayak, 17 July 2009
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This is an excellent book, that gives clear and concise instruction and very helpfull information.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensible little gem, 22 Sept. 2013
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Invaluable guidance for anybody wishing to start Sit-On-Top kayaking. Covers essential guidance on the type of 'yak to consider, the necessary ancillary equipment and the techniques that need to be mastered to handle your craft effectively and safely. If you don't grab this book before you start you will almost certainly end up kicking yourself........
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book - Sit on Top Kayak, 1 Oct. 2009
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J. G. De Carteret (UK) - See all my reviews
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As someone new to kayaking, this is an excellent, easily read, and very helpful book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book., 23 Sept. 2013
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Great book bought for hubby when he purchased his Kayak .
Great for beginners with relevant pictures and easy to read and with the knowledge you need to know !
Recommended A**
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learning to Kayak, 16 Sept. 2013
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Bought as a present, so never actually saw it myself. Nevertheless I understand it was ideal and really useful for the 13 and 11 year olds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for absolute beginners, 22 Feb. 2015
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Great book for absolute beginners. It covers the basics of getting started in a range of environments and offers some good safety advice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, nothing else needed before you buy one and ..., 23 April 2015
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Does exactly what it says on the tin.
Very good, nothing else needed before you buy one and take to sheltered waters
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