2020 Gear Swap

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2020 Paddler Workshop & Gear Swap

Saturday April 18, 2020 - 10 AM to 3 PM

New venue for 2020! Same format as in the past - boats and assorted outdoor gear to buy and sell, interesting paddle topics/ presentations to listen to and plenty of time to plan this year's outings with your old (and new) paddle buddies.

Have extra outdoor gear or an extra boat? Need a new (to you) boat, paddling gear or equipment? Bring your spare gear, extra boats and wish list! Standard gear swap format - we'll provide a space and table for the gear you wish to sell - you set the price and make the deal!

Paddling Presentation Topics

Here is our agenda for paddling presentations through the gear swap day:

10:30 AM: TBD - Presentation topic ideas? Please send them to JoshG@NEWP.club


11:30 AM- TBD


12:30 PM: TBD


1:30 PM: TBD: NEWP's 2020 Public Paddle Events and 1st Annual Club Getaway Weekend. Get the lowdown on this year's public paddle events, upcoming classes, club events and other paddling opportunities in NE Wisconsin. (Be sure to bring your suggestions for future club paddles and events!)

by Jeff Mazanec, Appleton, WI

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For those that cannot participate in our annual swap event, we heartily recommend use of http://www.craigslist.com and http://www.paddling.net/ for boat and gear exchange!

Who is invited? This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - anybody who wants to attend is welcome!

Where? The Bar on Lynndale at 2435 W Nordale Dr #1820, Appleton, WI 54914

When? 10 AM to 3 PM; 9:30 AM setup for sellers. Some tables and chairs available; first come-first serve. Bring a folding table and chairs if you have them. We will be using the deck area and the sand volleyball court sand surface.

What? Sure, we're a paddle club, but the gear swap has become popular for non-paddle related outdoor gear, as well. So bring your tents, sleeping bags, and other spare outdoor gear.

Is there a fee? No! Door prize registration for drawings through the day! (Must be present to win)

Is lunch available? Absolutely! The Bar serves great food and refreshments!

Format? Open and casual - bring your boats and gear inside for sale or swap.

Expectations? This is our 9th paddle gear swap to exchange or purchase gear, learn some skills, and meet other paddlers! As an indoor event, we are "weather-proof." 150 participants in 2019, with a great selection of boats available for swap or purchase.

Sampling of Boats Offered for Sale

One of the thrills of swap meets is not knowing what to expect until you show up! BUT - sometimes it's nice to know what to expect, so if you are hoping to sell a boat or other paddling equipment let us know, and we will begin a list below.