2019 Paddler Workshop & Gear Swap
Saturday April 13, 2019 - 9 AM to 2 PM
Celebrate the one-year anniversary of last April's blizzard with our spring gear swap! Same format as in the past - boats and 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 gear or too many boats? 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:
9:15 AM: Tips, Tricks and Traps to Trip Planning - What to bring along, and what to take care of before you launch so you can have more fun and less trouble! (This presentation is aimed at folks who are new to paddling.)
by Chris Olson, Neenah, WI
10 AM: How to Load and Transport Your Kayak - Learn common sense boat loading and transport tips from the owner of a personal fleet of canoes and kayaks that travel statewide and beyond!
by Bill Merrick, Appleton, WI
by Bonnie Guokas, Port Washington, WI
NOON: Kayaking Across Lake Michigan...and How to Paddle on the Lake Safely - On a dark September night in 2010, a party of four slipped into their kayaks on a Lake Michigan beach and began their quest to reach the opposite shore. Bill will describe their experience and the challenges in making this daring passage.
Bill Burton, Sheboygan, WI
1 PM: NEWP's 2019 Public Paddle Events - 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
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.
Dagger G-Force 6.3, asking $180 and a Dagger KingPin 6.2, asking $280. Both hulls good condition; outfitting great and complete. Also 2 full-faced carbon helmets, 4 paddles, ropes. (Images shown are stock photos of models listed.)
Mad River Slipper solo canoe - 14 1/2 feet, 35 lbs., fiberglass w/ ash gunwales and thwarts. Asking $350.
Two Necky 17-foot sea kayaks w/ rudders, yellow rotomold plastic, as shown. Asking $300 each.
17-foot Current Designs Gulfstream in great condition. Asking $1,500.