BUILDING THE GREENLAND KAYAK

Download Building The Greenland Kayak ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to BUILDING THE GREENLAND KAYAK book pdf for free now.

Building The Greenland Kayak

Author : Christopher Cunningham
ISBN : 0071392378
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 67.66 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 319
Read : 1059

This step-by-step guide to building a lashed-frame, fabriccovered sea kayak is both a means to a sleek, fast, universally admired boat and an excellent introduction to woodworking and boatbuilding for hobbyists. The Inuit design scales up or down to fit the paddler and can be built using $150 worth of hardware-store materials, a few basic tools, and a minimal investment of time. Also included: plans for a low-volume version designed for Eskimo rolling; an especially stable version for children; and discussions of kayaking equipment, paddling, and rolling techniques.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Building A Greenland Kayak

Author : Mark Starr
ISBN : 091337296X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 48.75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 415
Read : 396

Describes building a kayak using skin-on-frame method of construction.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sea Kayaking

Author : John Dowd
ISBN : 9781771641449
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 85.37 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 945
Read : 472

Still regarded as “the bible” for both new and experienced kayakers after more than thirty years in print, Sea Kayaking covers the basics of equipment and technique, including types of paddles and strokes, as well as such essential skills as how to read the weather and the water, how to navigate with and without GPS and how to travel with a group. Drawing on his many years of experience paddling in all climates, John Dowd presents practical advice on dealing with potential hazards (from surf to sea ice to sharks), carrying out rescues and planning for long-distance expeditions. New for this edition are hints about digital technologies for planning and navigating while kayak touring as well as lots of tips for outfitting boats, adapting equipment and finessing fishing technique while kayak angling—whether casting and jigging for fun on a day trip or trolling for dinner on a longer expedition. Also fully updated are the sections on managing risk and the inspiring stories of adventure, including Freya Hoffmeister’s record-breaking circumnavigation of Australia and Japanese paddlers’ increasingly challenging trips around the islands and beyond. As a sport, sea kayaking continues to evolve. Once the sport of a very few long-distance paddlers embarking on international expeditions, then the recreational pursuit of many weekend tourers, sea kayaking is now popular with many day trippers as well. As more and more paddlers take to the water—for the day, the weekend or many months, this classic guide continues to be required reading for those seeking adventure on the open ocean.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Eastern Arctic Kayaks

Author : John D. Heath
ISBN : 9781889963259
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 47.71 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 221
Read : 852

Eastern Arctic Kayaks is the product of years of kayak study by two of the world's experts. Combining analyses of form and function with historical background and illustrations of kayaking techniques, this volume will appeal to recreational kayakers and scholarly readers alike. An excerpt from John Brand's Little Kayak Book series makes this British publication available to American readers for the first time.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Kayaking

Author : Allison Stark Draper
ISBN : 9781499462333
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 75.19 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 847
Read : 1167

Kayaking is an ancient activity that was once key to the survival of Inuit peoples. It has since become a recreational pursuit popular among young and old alike. Readers will be excited to take to the water after learning the basics of kayaking, including proper paddle control and performing a roll. Beginners will learn where they can enjoy a leisurely introduction to kayaking with a scenic guided tour and how they can work their way up to the difficult rapids tackled by advanced kayakers. Important terms, equipment, strokes, and the differences between sea and whitewater kayaking are also covered.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Wood And Canvas Kayak Building

Author : George Putz
ISBN : 0071559396
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 49.40 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 184
Read : 336

The design of the kayak comes from the Eskimos of Southwestern Greenland, with dimension-sawn wood substituted for a frame of carved driftwood and bones, and canvas substituted for animal skins. The building techniques are simple but elegant, incorporating modern adhesives to reduce the number of screw fastenings and the degree of precision required, while still creating a strong, light boat. Ordinary shop tools and locally available woods will suffice. The two kayaks shown under construction in this book's many photos and drawings--a 17-footer and an 18-footer--were built from the same lines and offsets (included in the book). Putz shows how to scale the boat up or down to any size using a pocket calculator. He also shows how to cover the boat with fiberglass rather than canvas if desired.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Strategies For Building Fluency

Author : Deborah V. Mink
ISBN : 1425802478
Genre : Education
File Size : 68.28 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 322
Read : 1258

A must-have resource for improving fluency, this easy-to-use guide features practical, research-based strategies and supported leveled readings. Includes three audio CDs that feature recordings of all the passages, and a Teacher Resource CD with bonus passages.
Category: Education

Collapse

Author : Jared Diamond
ISBN : 1101502002
Genre : History
File Size : 84.26 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 976
Read : 603

In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted. As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe, and weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives. Collapse moves from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland. Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways. Despite our own society’s apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power, ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montana. Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History

The Aleutian Kayak

Author : Wolfgang Brinck
ISBN : NWU:35556026028522
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.63 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 820
Read : 1152

For true traditionalists, here are the first complete plans and detailed building instructions for authentic Aleutian Kyak--the ancient voyaging and hunting craft of the nomadic Unangan of Alaska. Based on originals in museums in Oregon and California, these lightweight (35 Pounds, 17 feet long) skin-on-frame sea kayaks can be built to fit the owner's exact dimensions, using simple hand tools and readily obtainable materials, for less than $200, including paddles, spray skirt, and traditional paddling jacket. Known as Baidarkas among the Russian settlers of Alaska, these unique native American craft evolved over centuries to carry heavy loads swiftly over long distances in wind and wave--ideal for modern sea kayakers looking for an alternative to plastic replicas of short-range Greenland-style boats.
Category: Sports & Recreation