Best Sea Kayaking Books
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1. Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook
Author: by Coast Guard United States
Published at: Independently published (July 1, 2019)
This is the complete edition of the official U.S.C.G. NAVIGATION RULES and REGULATIONS HANDBOOK International & Inland. International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) and Inland Navigation Rules (33 CFR 83). This printed copy may serve as a copy of these Rules’ required by Inland Rule 1(g) (33 CFR 83.01(g)).
2. The Ultimate Guide to Kayak Fishing: A Practical Guide (Ultimate Guides)
Author: by Joel Spring
Published at: Skyhorse (June 20, 2017)
A thorough introduction to an increasingly popular fishing sport. Did you know that kayak fishing has shot up in popularity over the past few years? Americans take more than 38 million kayak fishing trips every year. While most outdoors enthusiasts think of kayaks simply as boats, there are many great reasons to take up fishing from a kayak.
A kayak is cheaper to maintain than a larger fishing boat; it can be launched from almost anywhere and piloted by almost anyone; and kayakers can access places larger boats can’t, opening up new fishing spots. So join in on the fun with The Ultimate Guide to Kayak Fishing.
Joel Spring guides readers through choosing a kayak from the various types, transporting it, and outfitting it with the absolute necessities. He covers vital safety information, from life-preservers and waterproof cell-phone cases to boat traffic and weather concerns. Finally, he offers key insights for a successful kayak fishing experience.
Topics covered include:Standing to fishCasting under brush and treesFishing in the windBait, casting, fly, and night fishing tips, tactics, and techniquesLanding fish in a kayakAnd much more! Spring finally offers further advice on kayak maintenance as well as making kayak fishing a friend and family event.
3. Dancing with Death: An Inspiring Real-Life Story of Epic Travel Adventure
Author: by Jean-Philippe Soulé
Published at: Native Planet Adventures (March 10, 2021)
Fans of Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods, Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, and Chris McDougall’s Born to Run will enjoy author Jean-Philippe Soule’s adventure-travel memoir of self-discovery as he and his best friend journey through seven countries to meet with and learn from rainforest indigenous communities.
How many of us fantasize about walking away from the daily grind of the American Dream to embark on a grand adventure? That’s exactly what former French Special Forces Commando Jean-Philippe Soul did in real lifeabandoning his cushy job with Microsoft to launch into a three-year kayaking adventure that would take him and his best friend on a dangerous and beautiful journey of discovery across seven countries in Central America.
At first glance, Jean-Philippe Soul had achieved everything modern society defines as success. A former French Special Forces Commando, he enjoyed a thriving career in America as a program manager with Microsoft. Like many of us, however, he secretly dreamed about walking away from his job to embark on to jump into an epic adventure, one inspired by the captivating sea adventures of Jacques Cousteau that he’d read about in his youth.
4. The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific
Author: by Paul Theroux
Published at: Mariner Books; 1st edition (December 8, 2006)
In one of his most exotic and breathtaking journeys, the intrepid traveler Paul Theroux ventures to the South Pacific, exploring fifty-one islands by collapsible kayak. Beginning in New Zealand’s rain forests and ultimately coming to shore thousands of miles away in Hawaii, Theroux paddles alone over isolated atolls, through dirty harbors and shark-filled waters, and along treacherous coastlines.
This exhilarating tropical epic is full of disarming observations and high adventure.
5. Amazon Woman: Facing Fears, Chasing Dreams, and a Quest to Kayak the World's Largest River from Source to Sea
Author: by Darcy Gaechter
Published at: Pegasus Books; 1st edition (March 3, 2020)
An extraordinary and inspiring chronicle of one woman’s harrowing journey to become the first female to kayak the entire Amazon River. Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, Amazon Woman shows what incredible feats we are capable of and will encourage people, especially women, across all backgrounds and ages to find the courage and strength to live the life they’ve imagined.
This 148-day journey began on Darcy Gaechter’s 35th birthday. She sold her successful outdoor adventure business, upsetting her partner and boyfriend of twelve years and getting them both fired in the process. The emotional waters that would fester and erupt on the ensuing journey was often more challenging to navigate than the mighty river itself.
With blistering lips and irradiated fingernails, Darcy would tackle raging Class Five whitewater for twenty-five days straight, barely surviving a dynamite-filled canyon being prepared for a new hydroelectric plan. She and her two companions would encounter illegal loggers, narco-traffickers, murderous Shining Path rebels, and ruthless poachers in the black market trade in endangered species.
6. The Kook's Guide to Surfing: The Ultimate Instruction Manual: How to Ride Waves with Skill, Style, and Etiquette
Author: by Jason Borte
Published at: Skyhorse; 1st edition (June 1, 2013)
Move over, dude!The Kook’s Guide to Surfing shows what it means to be a real surfer. This clever, often hilarious guide shares with kooks (those guys on surfboards who just don’t get it yet) the truths and know-how of a lifelong wave-lover.
The secret: surfing responsibly and sharing the waves. You don’t have to be too cool for school to be cool in the water. But surfing like a pro isn’t just about courtesy, and neither is The Kook’s Guide to Surfing.
The ultimate guide to great surfing, it’s got tips on choosing the right board for the right wave, stances and paddling, avoiding injuries and staying safe, andonce all that has been masteredhow and where to show off your skills in the big competitions.
Other topics include:First lessons and helpful tipsPhysical fitnessTypes of wavesSurf etiquetteBuying surfboardsAn index of the best surf locationsFilled with witty illustrations, a glossary of surfing terminology, and fun Hey, Kook! Trivia, The Kook’s Guide to Surfing will turn even the greenest beginners into knockout surfing pros.
7. Paddling Northern California: A Guide To The Region's Greatest Paddling Adventures (Paddling Series)
Author: by Charles Pike
Published at: Falcon Guides; Third edition (August 30, 2019)
Northern California is a paddler’s paradise, and this updated and revised guide has all the information you need to plan a variety of excursions. Whether you want to canoe down relaxed rivers or glide across tranquil lakes, squirtboat on frothing whitewater or sea kayak on the Pacific Ocean, this book describes more than 70 paddling trips along 868 miles of California waterways, encompassing 53,400 square miles between Monterey and the Oregon border.
Detailed maps include access points and landmarks; flow charts indicate optimum floating seasons; tide information for the ocean trips will help you ride with the current; and full-color photos throughout will inspire you.
8. Paddling Wisconsin: A Guide to the State's Best Paddling Routes (Paddling Series)
Author: by Kevin Revolinski
Published at: Falcon Guides; 2nd edition (June 1, 2019)
Paddling Wisconsin pulls together 40 excellent paddling adventures, offering destinations evenly spread throughout the state. The focus is on recreational paddling and so all trips avoid complicated put-ins, portages, and dangerous expert sections, while offering something unique in terms of setting, geology, and wildlife.
While most trips involve rivers, there are also a few notable lake paddles that offer scenery and exploration opportunities one won’t find anywhere else. Rivers range from the mighty Mississippi to the humble trout-waters of the White River. Each paddle provides a map of the route.
Paddle summaries including the route itself and the character of the waterway at large are clear and detailed so paddlers will know exactly what toxpect. Quick information makes the logistics of each paddle clear for accurate trip planning and includes explicit directions to landings with GPS coordinates.
Short write-ups – about history, geology, and other attractions are interspersed throughout the book.
9. The Strip-Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build
Author: by Nick Schade
Published at: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1st edition (April 21, 1998)
Although books on strip building canoes abound, this is among the first to adapt the technique to crafting attractive, functional kayaks. Using high-quality, computer-generated illustrations and photographs to explain key techniques, the book provides complete plans and measurements for three different kayaks: 1) A simple solo craft for beginners, 2) A high-performance solo kayak for intermediate paddlers, and 3) A tandem design for two paddlers.
With its easy-to-follow guidance and instructions, The Strip-Built Sea Kayak makes top-notch kayaks accessible to budget-minded paddlers.
10. Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson: 15 Instant Boats for Power, Sail, Oar, and Paddle
Author: by Harold Payson
Published at: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1st edition (April 30, 2007)
From the acknowledged master of the instant boattips, techniques, and designs for quick-and-easy plywood boatbuilding Dynamite Payson offers you a new guide to building 15 exciting boats from master designer Phil Bolger. Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson includes plans and instructions for a multipurpose skiff for sail, oar, and power; a pirogue for single or double paddle; a big pram dinghy; a maneuverable peapod; a long, fast, rowing dory; a rugged outboard-powered work skiff; and more.
You will enjoy the commonsense advice, step-by-step building instructions, and tips on tools and materials that have made Payson a hero of amateur boatbuilders worldwide.
11. The Pacific Alone: The Untold Story of Kayaking's Boldest Voyage
Author: by Dave Shively
Published at: Falcon Guides; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2018)
Winner of the 2019 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature! In the summer of 1987 Ed Gillet achieved what no person has accomplished before or since, a solo crossing from California to Hawaii by kayak. Gillet, at the age of 36 an accomplished sailor and paddler, navigated by sextant and always knew his position within a few miles.
Still, Gillet underestimated the abuse his body would take from the relentless, pounding, swells of the Pacific, and early into his voyage he was covered with salt water sores and found that he could find no comfortable position for sitting or sleeping.
Along the way he endured a broken rudder, among other calamities, but at last reached Maui on his 63rd day at sea, four days after his food had run out. Dave Shively brings Gillet’s remarkable story to life in this gripping narrative, based on exclusive access to Gillet’s logs as well as interviews with the legendary paddler himself.
12. Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems
Author: by Nigel Calder
Published at: International Marine Publishing; 3rd Revised ed. edition (June 1, 2005)
The boatowner’s foremost troubleshooting guide, now better than ever If it’s on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it’s covered in “Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual.” When you leave the dock with this book aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies 12- and 24-volt DC systems Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection Generators, inverters, and battery chargers Electric motors and electric lights Marine electronics, antennas, and RFI Diesel engines Transmissions, shaft brakes, and propellers Refrigeration and air-conditioning Tanks, plumbing, and through-hulls Pumps and watermakers Steering, autopilots, and wind vanes Stoves and heaters Winches, windlasses, and bow thrusters Spars, rigging, and roller reefing “If you had to choose a single book to help you assess and maintain your boat gear, this would be it.”-“Practical Sailor” “A truly remarkable bible….
This book is the best of its kind.”-“WoodenBoat” “A major achievement…. It would be hard to imagine anything going wrong on a boat that couldn’t be figured out with this book.”-“Sailing World” “The world’s best technical reference and troubleshooting book.”-“Sailing Inland and Offshore” “This manual will be of lasting interest to anyone who wants to know how their boat works, what has gone wrong when it doesn’t, and how it could be fixed.”-“Classic Boat” “Without becoming too complex, the book covers almost every imaginable mechanical or electrical matter in the marine environment.”-“Work Boat World” “Calder “lives” what he writes, …
13. Kayak: The New Frontier: The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique
Author: by William Nealy
Published at: Menasha Ridge Press; 1st edition (May 1, 2007)
Kayak illustrates important paddling techniques through humorous illustrations and detailed explanations from renowned paddler William Nealy. Completely updated to reflect the latest in paddling technology, Nealy’s classic manual is dead-on hilarious. Over 400 illustrations help Nealy break down even the most complex kayaking skills, making difficult whitewater techniques understandable.
From hardcore hippy hairboaters who used to catch air in their block-long Dancers to insane youngsters clattering tiny plastic boats down steep creeks with more rocks than water, Nealy is back and more useful and entertaining than ever. This book is perfect for beginners or the more experienced kayaker.
You may break a rib laughing, but with Nealy holding your hand you’ll be less likely to break a bone while boofing an insane rapid or maybe an entire waterfall.
14. An Ecotourist's Guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys
Author: by Robert Silk
Published at: University Press of Florida (April 12, 2016)
As essential as sunscreen and a must-have for anyone visiting or living in South Florida. Mac Stone, author of Everglades: America’s Wetland An alluring snapshot, capturing the regions’ fun side with fishing, fantasy, food, and an overall funky feel. Mary Barley, chair, Everglades Trust Delivers all of the hidden and not-so-hidden gems that even the most discerning traveler needs to have for a true national park experience in South Florida, combining the ever-evolving story of the unique and amazing Everglades ecosystem with the must-do’s for every visitor.
John Adornato, Sun Coast Regional Director, National Parks Conservation Association More than just a guidebook: it’s a warm, inviting exploration of South Florida’s natural beauty and history. Laura Albritton, author of Miami for Families: A Vacation Guide for Parents and Kids Shows readers how to experience natural beauty in places they would never find on their ownand makes the workings of this complicated ecosystem easy to understand.
15. Genkouyoushi Practice Book: Japanese Kanji Practice Notebook with 120 Pages of Blank Genkouyoushi Paper | Writing Practice Book for Japanese Kanji … Hokusai Painting Sea Waves (8.5×11 in)
Author: by Sprightly Life Design
Published at: Independently published (July 13, 2020)
Master kanji, hiragana, and katakana characters with this beautiful notebook! This classic Genkouyoushi Practice Book is for all serious students of Japanese language who want to improve their skills in writing kanji and kana characters. This kanji practice workbook contains 120 pages of kanji writing paper, known as genkouyoushi paper.
On each page, squares are arranged vertically, and each square is for one character. Within each square, the area is divided into four quadrants to guide the proper forms and positioning of each character. Features: 120 pages of genkouyoushi paper, with clearly outlined squares and quadrants to guide proper forms and positioning of each character Minimal, beautifully designed cover Large size (8.
5 x 11 in) and lots of space for writing Ideal for both adults and children learning how to write kanji, hiragana, and katakana characters High-quality, white paper pages Premium matte cover (soft) Made in USAWe take a great care in calibrating the space and the size of our genkouyoushi grid for convenient writing.