The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the seasoned veteran. From basic strokes and techniques to advanced rescue maneuvers, the indispensable information that renowned expert Derek C. Hutchinson presents will benefit kayakers of all skill levels. Read More
First published in 1976, The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the experienced sea kayaker. Originally penned by the late Derek C. Hutchinson, an international authority on sea kayaking, it describes equipment, basic and advanced techniques, weather and navigation, and is illustrated throughout by the author’s own drawings and color photographs.
This new 40th anniversary edition has been completely updated in line with the latest sea kayaking developments by Wayne Horodowich, a longtime friend of Hutchinson's and the founder of University of Sea Kayaking.
The late Derek Hutchinson had long been regarded as the father of modern-day sea kayaking and an international authority on the sport. Current author Wayne Horodowich, a disciple of Derek Hutchinson’s teachings and a close friend, is the two-time former captain of the US Surf Kayaking Team’s world championship teams. Together with Hutchinson, he taught sea kayaking clinics across the country, including many attached to Outward Bound programs. In 2000, he started the University of Sea Kayaking to promote sea kayaking education (useakayak.org) and still teaches kayaking around the country.
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Free shipping applies to orders shipped to anywhere in the contiguous Unites States and is available on most orders over $49.00. We ship via the US Postal Service or UPS, at our discretion. If you have carrier preference, please select a paid option. Due to size and weight constraints, some products are excluded from this offer. Exclusions consist of Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, One piece Whitewater Paddles, Stand Up Paddles, and Board bags. Read about oversized shipments.
We are pleased to offer free international shipping on many orders over $750.00 USD. Free International shipping does not apply to orders that include oversize items such as one piece paddles or inflatable kayaks. Read about international shipments.
We strive to process all orders within 24 hours. Our Shipping department operates from 10:00am to 3:30pm PST Monday through Friday. While we work to maintain inventory of all products and options listed as available, this is not always possible. If this is the case we will attempt to notify you, the customer, in a timely manner, and work to get the item, or a suitable substitute, shipped out as soon as possible.
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|Parcel Select Ground||2-8 Days||Ground||2-5 Days|
|First Class Mail||2-5 Days||3 Day Select||1-3 Days|
|Priority Mail||1-3 Days||2nd Day Air||1-2 Days|
|Priority Mail Express||1-2 Days||Next Day Air||Overnight|
* Estimated delivery times in business days (Monday-Friday). Express, Next day, 2nd day, and 3 day options must be received by Noon PST to achieve these timelines. Insurance not included. Priority Mail, First Class Mail, UPS 3-Day and UPS Ground do not guarantee delivery dates.
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|First Class Mail Int'l||Varies||Standard||Varies|
|Priority Mail Int'l||6-10 Days||Worldwide Expedited||2-5 Days|
|Priority Mail Express Int'l||3-5 Days||Worldwide Express||1-3 Days|
* For many major markets. Actual number of days may vary based on destination, and customs delays. Estimated delivery times in business days (Monday-Friday). Expedited and Express options must be received by Noon PST to achieve these timelines. Insurance not included.
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Carriers impose varying size restrictions on international shipments and as such not all shipment methods will be available for all products. These restrictions include, but are not limited to, One-Piece Kayak and SUP Paddles which can not be shipped internationally via the United States Postal Service. You may select to ship the items via UPS or choose to custom order a break-down configuration. Kayak paddles can be ordered in 2 or 4 piece configurations, SUP paddles can be ordered in a 3 piece travel configuration.
Due to the oversize nature of one piece whitewater and SUP paddles, and recent changes in the shipping industry, standard shipping on these items starts at $14.95. One-Piece Kayak and SUP Paddles cannot be shipped internationally via the United States Postal Service. You may select to ship the items via UPS or choose to custom order a break-down configuration. Kayak paddles can be ordered in either 2 or 4 piece configurations, while SUP paddles can be ordered in a 3 piece travel configuration.
The cost of standard shipping on heavier items shipped within the continental U.S. will range in price from $14.95 - $24.95 depending on the size and weight. To find out the exact cost of shipping, simply add the item to your cart and enter the required shipping info.
Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards are only available for in-store pickup or local delivery within the Puget Sound area of Western Washington. Delivery is free within Kitsap County for boat and board purchases over $1000.00 and starts at $50.00 otherwise. The same topography which makes the Puget Sound area such a wonderful place to paddle, also makes it difficult for us to make deliveries. We all love riding the ferries, but they sure can get expensive!
We do not have the ability to ship Kayaks or SUP's outside of Western Washington at this time.
We know things can change so address corrections do happen. If the correction is due to our error or if the package has not shipped from our facility there is no charge, so notify us as soon as possible. Once the package has shipped there is a service fee up to $15.00 to change the delivery address that is charged to us by the carrier. We may not be able to change the address once the package is in transit and it may have to be returned to us for reshipment. If that's the case then you will be liable for any additional shipping costs.
We understand that it can be difficult to get that perfect piece of gear the first time around. That is why here at Olympic Outdoor Center if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase we will grant a full refund or exchange the product for your preferred size or color. Customers are responsible for the shipping costs for returns and/or exchanges. OOC will pay the shipping costs, including shipping refunds, if the return is a result of our error or a manufacturing defect (return tracking number required). Learn More