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  2. You will know after trail and error. When you layer up the foam you have opportunity to work with wedges to get it right. I only have this is one kayak because I didn't want to buy a backband at the time. Not my thing...
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  4. Werner Cyprus 210 Full Carbon Standard Straight Shaft- Very Good Condition $250 Werner Shuna 4x Piece 210 Full Carbon Standard Straight Shaft- Excellent/Like New Condition $350 Werner Shuna 210 Carbon Standard Straight Shaft Glass Blades (Gradient Sunset)- New Never Used $225 Werner Desperado CF 194 Standard Straight Shaft- Good Condition $120 FoxWorx Vixen 210 Crank Spruce Shaft Carbon Blades (similar in size to Ikelos)- Very Good Condition $130 Located in Swansea MA
  5. Lowered the price to $1,300... PM me if interested in trying it out. Spring is coming! Thanks.
  6. Hello there, stranger! Enjoying your summer?
  7. kayakoutfitting.com is a good source for foam. Nice guy.
  8. Thank you, Paul! Any thoughts on how to decide on the correct profile? Appreciate the help! Bill
  9. Thank you so much Bob and Jo. It is so kind of you to put this together - and putting out the schedule so early in the year makes it possible for me to shift everything around the skill sessions. This is perfect for me! Sherry
  10. Buy a 24" x 24" sheet of 2" minicell (closed cell) foam from ?? (CLC maybe or New Found Woodworks?) . Grab a serrated blade bread knife and layer it up to fit what works for you. I might use duct tape to see how it works for a bit prior to using contact cement to glue it in. Maybe you could use some packing foam (open cell ,cheap and free) to support your present back band? They only need to be 6-8" wide.
  11. Hello, This looks great, I would like to come Phil Gassin 469-323-8512
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    Hermit Island weekend

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    Back by popular demand! NSPN will be returning to Hermiit Island campground for a paddling weekend; a great location and a lovely stretch of coast https://hermitisland.com/ The plan is to arrive late on Friday and do day paddles on the Saturday and Sunday All NSPN members welcome, details to follow PM me if you'd like to come! (spoiler alert - there is no hermit and it's not on an island)
  14. Back by popular demand! NSPN will be returning to Hermiit Island campground for a paddling weekend; a great location and a lovely stretch of coast https://hermitisland.com/ The plan is to arrive late on Friday and do day paddles on the Saturday and Sunday All NSPN members welcome, details to follow PM me if you'd like to come! (spoiler alert - there is no hermit and it's not on an island)
  15. Hi there - I have an older CD Solstice and am thinking about trying to install a foam seat back. (I've tried a few options by modifying the stock seat and separately by swapping in a back band, but still not comfortable.) The seat itself is molded fiberglass, and decently comfortable. I'm thinking building out the seat back from the bulkhead? Any suggestion for designs that work well or vendor to purchase supplies would be helpful. Thank you!!! Bill (in Marblehead)
  16. Note to attendees: please bring a laptop and/or smartphone. For laptops, the Chrome or Firefox browser is recommended as not all tools will work on other browsers.
  17. Christopher: That was Richard Najarian. I think we did it at least two years in a row, maybe three. And Brian brought brought down half his shop tools from N.H. Cheers, Scott
  18. There's free wifi at REI. The meeting room has a lectern and a wall-mounted monitor that you might be able to connect to (I couldn't make it work last year). There is limited access to power (floor jack in center of room, maybe a few wall outlets) so you might consider bringing a 10ft extension cord and power strip if there are going to be multiple people needing to plug in.
  19. I recall that it does have WiFi so don’t think we need equipment. Have asked BoD to double check this and thanks for offering to help.
  20. I don't recall, does REI have either WiFi or a network wall jack, so that we can bring laptops? If they have network jacks in the wall that work, I could bring a small 5port switch and network cables for other people to also use (I work for a small IT shop, so can bring a limited amount of gear).
  21. In this workshop, we’ll explore (and in many cases use) a variety of websites and smartphone/desktop apps that can help us do useful things as paddlers. Our goal is to look at how internet technology and digital devices can help us, while remaining clear-eyed about the costs, drawbacks and tradeoffs. Throughout there will be an emphasis on free or low-cost solutions. The session will run from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2020. This workshop will be held in the Meeting Room (rear of the store) at REI, 279 Salem St, Reading, MA. Want to come? Sign up in the calendar entry! Attendance is limited by room capacity. Topics covered include: Websites and apps for weather, sea, surf observations and predictions How to download, crop, combine, and print NOAA charts with magnetic grids GPS tracking, wayfinding, analysis and logging of paddles Beyond the VHF radio: communication on the water Creating your own online maps and guides in Google Maps and Earth Pooling our paddling knowledge in the cloud Discussion of upcoming changes in NOAA chart technology Organizing paddles with polls and spreadsheets in the cloud Throughout the workshop, we’ll undertake group activities that use these tools in an authentic way to perform real-world tasks: create maps, plan trips, analyze weather, decide routes and more. (Slides will be published after the talk, so the raw information will be available to all. But if you don’t come, you’ll miss out on the problem-solving fun!)
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    In this workshop, we’ll explore (and in many cases use) a variety of websites and smartphone/desktop apps that can help us do useful things as paddlers. Our goal is to look at how internet technology and digital devices can help us, while remaining clear-eyed about the costs, drawbacks and tradeoffs. Throughout there will be an emphasis on free or low-cost solutions. The session will be held in the Meeting Room (rear of the store) at REI, 279 Salem St, Reading, MA. Please sign up below Topics covered include: Websites and apps for weather, sea, surf observations and predictions How to download, crop, combine, and print NOAA charts with magnetic grids GPS tracking, wayfinding, analysis and logging of paddles Beyond the VHF radio: communication on the water Creating your own online maps and guides in Google Maps and Earth Pooling our paddling knowledge in the cloud Discussion of upcoming changes in NOAA chart technology Organizing paddles with polls and spreadsheets in the cloud Throughout the workshop, we’ll undertake group activities that use these tools in an authentic way to perform real-world tasks: create maps, plan trips, analyze weather, decide routes and more. Note to attendees: please bring a laptop and/or smartphone. For laptops, the Chrome or Firefox browser is recommended as not all tools will work on other browsers. (Slides will be published after the talk, so the raw information will be available to all. But if you don’t come, you’ll miss out on the problem-solving fun, and my occasionally entertaining delivery!)
  23. Link to the calendar posting so you can see who has RSVPed: Gary's photos from Squam 2019: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kDHL2ovbae4N8P2Y7 Trip report and photos from 2018: https://www.nspn.org/forum/topic/12397-squam-lake-oct-19-21-2018/?tab=comments#comment-74528 More photos and reports from 2017: https://www.nspn.org/forum/topic/11916-squam-lake-oct-6-8-2017/?tab=comments#comment-71817
  24. Join us for a glorious fall weekend at Squam Lake in Holderness, NH, launching at 10AM from Squam Lakes Association in Piper Cove at 10AM on Friday, September 25th, and returning to the cars after lunch on Sunday, September 27th. Our group base camp will be on beautiful Moon Island (approximately 2 miles from the Piper Cove put-in). There are numerous coves and islands to explore on daily paddles, as well as the option of for short hike up one or both of the Rattlesnake Mountains (fabulous views, and hopefully peak foliage) or a longer hike to the Red Hill firetower. We typically have a gourmet pot-luck feast on Friday night, with plenty of leftovers for Saturday. If skies are clear, the moon will be 80% full and rising early enough for night paddling. Our group is limited by space to 10 tents, which need to fit onto the three large wooden camping platforms at the site. $40 reserves your spot on this trip - contact me and RSVP here when you're ready to commit. If we get 10 campers, your cost will be closer to $25, and excess funds will be returned on Moon once we've paid for firewood. This trip needs a minimum of 6 campers to RSVP by August 1st in order to run, or it will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund. Trip policies: You are not confirmed on the trip until I receive your $40 deposit, by check or PayPal to [email protected] You will receive a full refund if fewer than six people sign up by August 1st, and the entire trip is cancelled. You will receive an excess funds reimbursement on Moon Island if you actually show up on the trip and excess funds have been collected. I will not be managing a waiting list for this trip, or facilitating transactions between club members. The first 10 people to pay the deposit are on the trip. If you didn't get on the trip and would like to go, post your intentions on the forum. There are almost always drop-outs and cancellations. If you ARE on the trip but can no longer attend, you can sell your spot on the trip to anyone within the club - just let me know so I can add them to the trip roster. See you at Squam! Dan
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    Join us for a glorious fall weekend at Squam Lake in Holderness, NH, launching at 10AM from Squam Lakes Association in Piper Cove at 10AM on Friday, September 25th, and returning to the cars after lunch on Sunday, September 27th. Our group base camp will be on beautiful Moon Island (approximately 2 miles from the Piper Cove put-in). There are numerous coves and islands to explore on daily paddles, as well as the option of for short hike up one or both of the Rattlesnake Mountains (fabulous views, and hopefully peak foliage) or a longer hike to the Red Hill firetower. We typically have a gourmet pot-luck feast on Friday night, with plenty of leftovers for Saturday. If skies are clear, the moon will be 80% full and rising early enough for night paddling. Our group is limited by space to 10 tents, which need to fit onto the three large wooden camping platforms at the site. $40 reserves your spot on this trip - contact me and RSVP here when you're ready to commit. If we get 10 campers, your cost will be closer to $25, and excess funds will be returned on Moon once we've paid for firewood. This trip needs a minimum of 6 campers to RSVP by August 1st in order to run, or it will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund. Trip policies: You are not confirmed on the trip until I receive your $40 deposit, by check or PayPal to [email protected] You will receive a full refund if fewer than six people sign up by August 1st, and the entire trip is cancelled. You will receive an excess funds reimbursement on Moon Island if you actually show up on the trip and excess funds have been collected. I will not be managing a waiting list for this trip, or facilitating transactions between club members. The first 10 people to pay the deposit are on the trip. If you didn't get on the trip and would like to go, post your intentions on the forum. There are almost always drop-outs and cancellations. If you ARE on the trip but can no longer attend, you can sell your spot on the trip to anyone within the club - just let me know so I can add them to the trip roster. See you at Squam! Dan
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