by Dixon Kemp
We have abstracted the Canoeing chapter from Kemp's seminal work A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing to create this little volume for all of those canoeists and small boat builders who want this specific information but are reluctant to purchase Kemp's very large manual which is also available from The Press at Toad Hall. Kemp offers a very thorough overview of the state of canoeing in the 1890's. His major topics include: Nautilus Canoes, Nautilus Paddleable Sailing Canoes, The Nautilus Racing and Cruising Canoe of 1881, A Canoe for Two Persons, Sail Carrying Power of Canoes, Nautilus Canoe Sails, Pearl Canoes, Canoe Yawls, The Management of Canoes, and Canoe Cruising, Included within these majorheadings is coverage of such details as: Centre-Boards, Steering Gear, Mast Fittings and Tabernacles, The Nautilus Shore Tent, The Nautilus Afloat Tent, Lights, Pumping and Baling, Deck Seats, A Traveling Sail and Rigging Plan, Sails for Small Cruising Canoes, Cockpit Fittings, Spars and Sails of the "Pearl", the Pearl Canoe Tent, The Mersey Canoe Yawls, The Canoe Yawl, "Severn", The "Nautilus" Canoe Yawl, The "Viking" Humber Canoe Yawl, Sleeping Hammocks, and The Clyde Tent, There are also 14 large (81/2 "X 14") plates bound in a separate folio of the most important canoes and canoe types of the time and many illustrations of neat gadgets and gilhickies unique to canoes. Numerous illustrations, with 14 large plates bound in a separate folio.