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“An encyclopedia of necessary knowledge.”—Canoe & Kayak

Folding kayaks are the one seaworthy boats you could shop within the nook of a small closet and hold to the bay, lake, river, or ocean of your selection. Ralph Díaz, editor and writer of the Folding Kayaker publication for greater than ten years, has used and labored on the vast majority of the folding kayak types to be had and understands all of the fine details of selecting, assembling, paddling, touring, editing, and protecting them.

The whole Folding Kayaker, the 1st consultant to selecting, utilizing, and having fun with this so much freeing of private watercraft, is now up to date with extra boat reports, extra amendment suggestions from readers of Folding Kayaker, and a brand new bankruptcy on meeting. So pack your kayak to your subsequent experience at the water!

“Indispensable.”—Atlantic Coastal Kayaker

“Ralph has written, rather actually, the folding kayaker’s bible.”—Robert Huszar, ANorAK

“An crucial source for someone drawn to paying for a foldable.”—Outdoor Traveler

“This booklet is the only to get that allows you to know about folding kayaks.”—Cape Codder

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The original name was quickly changed to the Special Boat Section (SBS) because it gave away too much about what the unit might be up to. The founder of the section was Roger Courtney, one of those many folding-kayak wanderers from the 1930s who had once paddled 3,400 miles down the Nile. Throughout World War II, SBS units and similar folding-kayak warriors from other British services menaced enemy shipping and shore installations, and they scouted beach defenses for amphibious landings. The most famous SBS raid was Operation Frankton in 1942.

A Eureka threeperson dome tent will cost you less than $200. By comparison, a North Face three-person, doublewall expedition tent runs about $500. Of course, the North Face expedition tent will handle heavier winds and weather than the Eureka, but the Eureka is probably all you need. It’s the same with foldables. But if you’ll definitely be paddling under severe conditions, then you would be better off with a more substantial foldable. In fact, your life may depend on it. Similarly, if you’re pretty sure of encountering sharp obstacles or having to make many rough landings, the same rule holds true.

If you plan to remain on calm lakes and sheltered coastlines, if you’ll never venture out in anything but clear weather, give serious consideration to a lighter-duty model that will save you money and weight. “Lighter duty” does not mean flimsy; such models have proven more than satisfactory for many paddlers. 31 32 Complete Folding Kayaker It’s similar to buying a tent. A Eureka threeperson dome tent will cost you less than $200. By comparison, a North Face three-person, doublewall expedition tent runs about $500.

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