By Brian Coleman, Douglas Keister
Cottages travels from coast to coast, sharing pleasant examples from the Catskills of recent York to Georgia's Tybee Island to Southern California and past. the recognition of cottage houses has endured to thrive; cottages proportion captivating info that seize the mind's eye and creativity in their proprietors, from a integrated window seat to a entrance porch swing to an out of doors bathe for laundry sandy toes after a walk at the seashore. no matter if it's a country mountain retreat, a sunny southern California casita or an easy seashore fishing shack, cottages are whimsical, welcoming and impossible to resist.
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So are bags with a separate ﬂotation chamber that can cushion fragile gear or keep it from sinking and being lost. repair kit Ideally, each boat should carry its own repair kit containing patching materials for deck and hull—whether it is ﬁbreglass or fabric—as well as needles, thread, assorted stainless steel bolts, nuts and clamps, aluminum or brass rivets and screws of various sizes. Tools will vary according to the construction of your boat, but might include long-nosed pliers, a bradawl, screwdriver, small hacksaw, sailmaker’s palm, whetstone and spare ﬁttings, and a waterproof zipper suitable for the spray skirt together with some neoprene cement or waterproof glue.
One individual’s source of comfort is another’s medieval tool of torture. There are contoured foam seats and ﬁbreglass bucket seats to ﬁt skinny bums and fat bums; there are fabric seats that hang from the frames of folding boats, seats that can slide on plastic tracks, seats like convention hall chairs that are removable and must be tethered to stop their ﬂoating away during capsize drills, and seats that need a hole drilled through them so that water won’t collect where you sit. There are even seats with adjustable backrests (up and down, forward and back), adjustable hip pads and adjustable fronts to offer upper thigh support.
Many varieties are now available, in either neoprene or nylon, lined or unlined. A neoprene mitten with the palm cut out is also available. For cold rain and sleet, ordinary leather work gloves are usually adequate, and the wet leather gives a good grip on the paddle shaft. I have experimented with silk inner and rubber outer gloves, neoprene gloves and woollen ones, Millermitts (ﬁngertips cut out) and fancy driving gloves, but simple leather work gloves still seem to be the most practical. 42 | sea kayaking In the tropics, clothing is mostly for protection from the sun, which for the unprepared can be as deadly as the cold of a northern winter.
Cottages by Brian Coleman, Douglas Keister