A Book Worth Reading

Submitted by John VanBuren on Wed, 04/03/2019 - 20:43

I'm not sure what is going on as clicking on the subject doesn't get the story. Clicking on "Kayak Building" finds it.

Submitted by John VanBuren on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 13:43

Hi, I just finished reading a book that was originally published in 1950; "The Canoe Boys" by Alastair Dunnett. It is about the travels of two young men along the Scottish Coast in the 1930's. I checked and the book is still available from Amazon. The "Canoes" they used were three-section, skin on frame, wood hybrid kayaks. Reading it was time well spent. John Van Buren

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This website, written by the late Ken Taylor, is worth looking at and his story, 1959, Cape Wrath mentions "The Canoe Boys".

https://kayakgreenland1959.wordpress.com/

I have "Quest by Canoe" pub 1950. The trip was done in 1934. Note - it was republished in 1995 as "The Canoe Boys".

Dunnett, Alastair (1950). Quest by canoe: Glasgow to Skye. London: G. Bell.
Republished as: Dunnett, Alastair (1969). It's too late in the year, etc. Portway reprints. Bath: Cedric Chivers.
Republished as: Dunnett, Alastair (1995). The Canoe Boys: from the Clyde past the Cuillins. Glasgow: Neil Wilson. ISBN 1-897784-42-2.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alastair_Dunnett

A book list? Reinvent the wheel?

Try this site -

http://paulcaffyn.co.nz/

The PDF on this page has about 1000 books listed -

http://paulcaffyn.co.nz/paddling-books/

This is the PDF -

http://paulcaffyn.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/Books-KAYAKs-PC-190506.pdf

The Book Review menu is continually being updated - as I have the reviews fed to me to mount for Paul.

 

> ...thanks, you’ve just added 100’s of must haves to my book needs. 

Sorry there, you'll become destitute and have to live on the streets, reading books....

At a couple of dollars a book would be a major outlay.

Incidentally, if anyone spots any missing titles, please mention them.