2017 Paddler Workshop and Gear Swap
Saturday April 22, 2017
9:30-9:55 a.m.: SUP Yoga in the Fox River Valley, presented by Sara Slaten. Learn and discuss the basics of yoga on a paddle board and discover tips and locations specific to the Fox River Valley.
10-10:25 a.m.: Future of the Fox River: Wisconsin's newest historic treasure! Presented by Soroosh Werner Karamyar of Fox River Kayaking Company.
10:30 - 10:55 a.m.: Keeping Your Boat on the Water - Common Boat Maintenance Issues and Solutions, a facilitated group discussion or Q & A. (Note this ties into the ongoing boat maintenance workshop.)
11:00 - 11:25 a.m. - Reading the (White)Water to Pick Your Path, presented by Ken Braband.
12:00 - 12:25 p.m. - Paddling in the Hood - Local Paddle Trips, a panel discussion highlighting NEWP's 2017 public paddle events and local places to get on the water.
All day: Need to repair or upgrade your boat? Or just need help adjusting it to best fit you? Bring your boat, supplies (if you have them) and simple tools. We'll share our time and talent to help you do simple adjustments, replacements and modifications.
- Adjustments - back bands, braces, seat adjustments, rudders, skegs and their fittings
- Replacements - deck lines, bungee cord, incidental hardware
- Modifications - knee tube construction/ installation, foam pad shaping and coating; others!
Need major work? Maybe we cannot complete that in this format, but it's likely some of our participants can help you figure out what you need and how to do it! Some supplies will be available (for purchase) through participating boat builders and retailers.
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