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Canoe Pole: New! Aluminum, Light, Tempered, SUP
March 09, 2012 - [$40. Local pickup only at OYB HQ in Wmston, MI. Call ahead 517-347-1689. ...I've had 2-piecers before that I can mail, for $60, with a glueable/screwable splicing plug but no such inventory right now.] Here's your first chance in eons to buy a real, good, canoe pole. Oh, sometimes heavy wood or fiberglass ones are available,...

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The Only Sea-Kayak Culture Video: "This is the Sea"
March 06, 2011 - [$30 postpaid in the USA. ON SALE FOR $25!] Justine Curgenven produces the only line of sea-kayaking culture videos, "This is the Sea," vols. 1-4. They're really something! I have Volumes 2, 3 and 4 for sale. Add a note saying which one you want. The paddlesport world is full of videos about whitewater dude stunt p...

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Verlen Kruger biography: king of canoe adventurers
June 20, 2010 - [$25 mailed.] Here's a like-new inscribed-by-author copy that I found at a garage sale. Hardcover. 305 pages. Verlen Kruger started the modern scene in endurance adventure canoeing. He also developed the key boat design in the class. He paddled epic adventures until he was in his 80's. He's a local guy to us and I pad...

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Kayaks to Hell: cosmic kayak comic
January 21, 2010 - [$15 postpaid in USA. Vintage.] "Kayaks to Hell" by William Nealy is a compact paperback comic of about 100 pages that'll get your head adjusted right for the whitewater way of life. It's from 1982. I want to help keep his work out there and alive. We all need a steady dose of The Roots, so here ya go. Why reinvent the wheel?...

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Whitewater Tales of Terror: further development of the cosmic kayak comic...
January 21, 2010 - [$15 postpaid in the USA. Vintage.] Here's an inch taller and longer William Nealy comicbook. About 80 pages. 1983. I also sell "Kayaks to Hell." The difference between the books is that "WWTT" has more development. Longer strips. A couple "fancy catalog" parodies. I'll repeat my Nealy boilerplate, since it applies: I want to ...

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Robb White's "Flotsam and Jetsam": Wild Reports from the Hands-on World
September 22, 2009 - [$15 postpaid in the USA. Big sale! 30+% off! 568 pages, paperback, 6" x 9", published by Breakaway Books.] Review by OYB-contributor Michael Edelman If you're already familiar with Robb White, you've probably already ordered your own copy of this book. If not, you've been missing one of the great story tell...

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"The Big Six": A Great Family Adventure Movie
April 30, 2009 - [$24.95 postpaid in the US.] This is a DVD of a BBC production. It is a most-winsome all-family movie story. There are refreshing mixed-class, mixed-age, and mixed-culture aspects to these flicks. Poor kids and middle class team up. Adults and kids work together. Country kids and city kids get along. Bravo! *Descriptio...

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"Coot Club": More Inspiring Family Movie Fun!
April 30, 2009 - [$24.95 postpaid in the US.] This is a DVD of a BBC production. It is a most-winsome all-family movie story. *Description from the producers website: "Coot Club" and its companion story, "The Big Six," are based on the celebrated Swallows & Amazons series of childrens' books written by Arthur Ransome. For anyone who lo...

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"The Art of Boating in Hard Times" -- The Captain Nemo Cookbook Papers, by Hal Painter
August 22, 2008 - [$20, first edition rare collectible hardcover. Non-US pays excess postage. Out of Stock -- looking for more copies!] The full title of this amazing book is: "The Captain Nemo Cookbook Papers: Everyone's Guide to Zen and the Art of Boating in Hard Times Illustrated, A Nautical Fantasy." Sounds like fun, eh? I...

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Waterwalker --- best-ever canoeing/northwoods video
May 06, 2007 - [$22. ON SALE FOR $20!] Waterwalker is a great movie that everyone who loves water, canoes and the wilds should own. It's made by the late Bill Mason. He paddles a well-used old red wood&canvas canoe on an old-style solo tour in this movie, through the seasons, along Lake Superior and up and down some lovely rivers that emt...

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ZEEN: Messing About in Boats --- world's best boat mag, bar none
March 19, 2007 - [$3] MAIB is a bi-monthly 40-page magazine about boats and the people who love them. That's it. It's not about money or fashion or glossy eye-candy. Editor Bob Hicks has been kickin' out the jams for 20+ years. He publishes the best boat lore stories, boatbuilding info articles, book reviews, event news, trip reports, cranky rants...

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How to Build a Tin Canoe, by Robb White --wild, candid boat lore
October 12, 2005 - [$25 postpaid in the US. Hard to find. Hardcover, 228 pages, nifty ragged-right page trim. I have one copy. They're scarce and lovely. I wonder why nobody has found this listing.] What's So Special About This Book? This is rare'n'tasty candid writing about life by the...

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From OYB: "Potluck!" -- a modern-day small-town smuggling thriller
October 05, 2005 - Published by OYB, here's a candid and realistic thriller about the interactions of small-town coastal fishermen and global drug dealers. Now available at a$10 ONLINE SPECIAL! --FREE U.S. SHIPPING! Click PayPal button to order! A Thrilling "First" i...

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From OYB: "DreamBoats: Junks, Dhows, Outriggers & More"
May 10, 2005 - Published by OYB, here's the ONLY book about 3rd World boats concepts as presented for everyday boatfolk. Now available at aSpecial Online Offer of only $10 for

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Yukon Passage: a year camping on a raft
January 05, 2005 - "Yukon Passage" by Keith Tryck caught my eye years ago because of its cover. It's an adventure book, but it shows a group of guys playing cards around a table. ...On a raft. Floating down the Yukon. I looked inside and saw other attractive photos---of a canvas tent on the raft, with oil lamps and bookshelves. If you're int...

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Spring Creek Chronicles (Vols. 1 & 2)
January 05, 2005 - [$15] This isn't really a boating book. But then none of my offerings are easy to categorize. (That's the whole point. Reality isn't black'n'white...or a genre or a niche.) The dedication of the book might give you a better idea: the author gives thanks to the Florida Game Wardens: without them busting him and taking away his ...

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