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  2. Well used, but in good condition Valley Avocet RM. Hull is in good shape with no oil canning, bulkheads also in good condition.
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  4. DaveBergsbaken

    Unable to renew membership

    Thank you very much for all of your help. Glad to be back in with the group.
  5. DaveBergsbaken

    Unable to renew membership

    Thanks for your help. However, I still have this same issue where the same message is displayed when I attempt to add to the cart. There seems to be some issue with me being a past member that it doesn't like. I was able to start to try to join as a new member, but then it complained about my email address already existing. Seems like the only way for me to join is to create a fake email account. Any way around this? Is there anyway to delete all of my old membership purchases/renewals?
  6. mhabich

    Unable to renew membership

    Dave, Your membership invoice had expired, since it was a year since your membership had expired. I've reset the invoice, and you should be able to pay. I did the same for Julie's invoice, so if you log onto her account it should be OK now too.
  7. DaveBergsbaken

    Unable to renew membership

    I have also tried multiple different pc's and multiple different web browsers. I get the same result every time.
  8. DaveBergsbaken

    Unable to renew membership

    Hello, I have been a member of nspn for ~10 years now and have been experiencing issues with my attempts to renew my membership (my wife's as well). When I select renew membership and attempt to add to the cart I get the following message dialog: "You are allowed to purchase one of this product, and you have already done so." Something must be wrong here as I've only selected one item and I seem to be unable to even locate where the cart even is in this system. Can someone please help me out?
  9. WOW!!!! That would be wonderful, Mike! Any paddle with a lobster roll but without Mike is just flat out WRONG!
  10. Join us for the season opener of NSPN's "Walden-area Tuesdays". Starting on May 21st, and continuing throughout the summer, we'll get together in the Concord, MA area to paddle, practice, and socialize. For the months of May and June, we'll be alternating each week between Walden Pond sessions and nearby river paddles. Once the water temps warm up, we'll be spending most of our summer at Walden Pond. For the "season opener", we'll have a pond session at Walden Pond from 5PM-7:30 for anyone who can get there, and then we'll meet up with the rest of the gang at Comella's restaurant at 33 Main St in Concord center for casual Italian food and socializing, and to make plans for the rest of the season. Even if you can't get out of work in time to paddle with us at 5, please join us for dinner! We will launch from the boat launch area at Walden Pond (approximately 915 Walden St, Concord, MA) at 5PM, and be wrapped up in time to get to Comella's ( 33 Main St, Concord, MA) by 7:30. Hope to see you all there! You MUST RSVP on the calendar post if you are planning to join us for either the paddle or the restaurant, because these early-season events may be cancelled if turnout is low. Here's some boilerplate that will apply to all of our Tuesday sessions: All sessions are open to any NSPN member in any watercraft. New members are especially welcome. PFDs and signed NSPN waivers are required. If you want to get on the water before the group launch at 5PM, let us know, bring a signed waiver, and leave it on your windshield for the rest of the group to sign when arriving. For Walden, we'll meet you at our usual spot at 5. For river trips, paddle back at the launch spot so we can all launch together at 5. If you are arriving late, you can arrange to meet us on the river at a mutually-agreeable time and place. You can skip the paddle and just join us for dinner, too! May-June trips will likely be cancelled if the weather is lousy or if less than three people RSVP. For anyone who hasn't been to Walden Pond before with the group, here's some detailed information that Bill Voss put together for last year's sessions, with addresses, parking fees, and a map of our usual practice area: https://www.nspn.org/forum/calendar/event/1201-walden-wednesday-plan-b-white-pond/ (This is not the link to RSVP)
  11. Hi Pru, Lorrie and I are interested. Phil
  12. Interested, subject to approval by the masked man with a knife. Will know next Thursday.
  13. I'm interested. Just need to work out another scheduled job at home
  14. Planning to go. Thanks for putting it together.
  15. I'm in! Looking forward to it. Thanks for posting. Can't wait to show you my new boat, Pru. I think it actually fits me. John
  16. Thanks for posting, Prudence! I'm really looking forward it. Here's my user ID for those who don't have it -- JRL. Please PM me with the float plan info above and hope to see you next weekend.
  17. Saturday, May 25 Memorial Day Wknd Food Destination Paddle - Odiorne to Rye Harbor Round Trip Join us to celebrate the psychological start of summer (which we really need given that spring appears to be completely passing us by!) launching at Odiorne, lunching at Rye Harbor - where the lobster roll and hot dog stands will likely just be opening - and then returning to Odiorne. The water will still be cold, so dry suits (or at very least wet suits) are required - as is boat with bulkheads. And spray skirts. This beautiful coastal paddle can range from mild to wild depending on weather, wind and waves. Rockhopping an option, as is a bit of surfing - if Wallis Sands Beach is not packed with people out enjoying what we hope will be a beautiful weekend in the weather department. Please note interest below. If you have questions about the paddle or your appropriateness for it, please PM Janet. She willl be putting together float plan, so will need participants to provide the usual info: name, cell, e contact, boat description, car description. Since it's still over a week out, it's too early to even guess at conditions. We will be monitoring the forecast. If it is looking dicey, we will make a go/no go decision by Friday 5/24 midday. In the meantime, let us know if you're on board! This will not be a led trip. Participants will have input and all will be expected to contribute to the safe running of the paddle commensurate with their skills. As noted above, if you have any questions about this, PM Janet! Info about specific launch time will be sent to those who sign up, although it will likely be no later than 10 am, with a return by 4 pm. Janet Lorang and Prudence Baxter
  18. Last week's L4 IDW at Pinniped Kayak was excellent - so excellent that Todd Wright is considering running another one sometime in mid-summer. We are hoping to accommodate a handful of people who wanted to participate in the May event, but couldn't make the dates work. To give some input on our dates for the next L4 IDW, you can comment here, or email me at [email protected] Thanks, Nate
  19. Hello Paddlers, I thought I'd share with you a short essay on where we find our motivations, and how important those are to both enjoyment and performance. First, a couple quick reminders of some upcoming events at Pinniped Kayak: WW for Sea Kayakers in a few weeks; ACA L3 Instructor Training next month; and more of those awesome 3-day Paddling Development Intensives, around lovely Acadia National Park - with a day on the coast, a day getting to know rocks, and a day at Sullivan Falls! Finally, I work more closely each year with a small handful of students, in a Long-Term Student coaching relationship. I have room for one or two more at this point for 2019. If you're interested in learning more, please let me know. Enjoy your spring! Hope to see you on the water.- Nate "WHY AM I DOING THIS??" (A SPRINGTIME REFLECTION FROM PINNIPED KAYAK) Getting lost is more than just a navigational problem for kayakers. If our mind isn’t focused on what motivates us, this whole kayaking thing can feel a bit pointless. This spring I’ve had a few people confide in me that after many years of kayaking, they’ve found themselves in the midst of a kayaker’s existential crisis - some variation of “What am I doing this for?” After kayaking for decades in some cases, routines can become a bit stale; initially thrilling rates of skills development can plateau; once lofty goals may look quite a bit smaller in the rear-view mirror; and sometimes the wake of our friends’ ambitions may have drawn us along on daliances that were more of a shrug than an enthusiastic nod. We may have lost sight of our goals, or simply moved past them. Whatever the cause, when we’re not in touch with what motivates us we suffer a double-whammy effect. We feel less enthusiastic about paddling, and - because state of mind has enormous effects on technical performance - we actually get worse at doing it! (click to continue reading)
  20. NateHanson

    Experience paddling Vinalhaven ?

    Lots of great experience above! One more crossing route that I don't think I've seen mentioned: Depart Stonington town dock; paddle up the west side of the island to a small MITA Island (I think it's called "The Fort") and cross to Northhaven from there. There's less big-boat traffic here than in East Penob Bay, and the open water section is only 3 miles. On the other hand, you're farther from the Hurricane Sound area. Don't miss dinner at Nebo Lodge on Northhaven if you want to indulge in a "civilized" meal at some point in your trip. Awesome cuisine and great cocktails, a few blocks walk from the town dock.
  21. JRL

    Paddling Woods Hole

    That's so generous! Thanks! Unfortunately looks like it may not end up being good for the folks I want to visit this year as they are traveling. But it's on my long term list. Still interested in a weekend Woods Hole paddle if you do one though.
  22. mhabich

    How can I PM a member?

    Josko, I just fixed the invoice so you can pay it now. Mike
  23. josko

    How can I PM a member?

    That's exactly what I'm trying to do - won't let me.
  24. JohnN

    How can I PM a member?

    you need to renew paid membership
  25. josko

    Paddling Woods Hole

    Prob'ly best to take this to separate email threads: jcatipovic 'at' hotmail dot com I should be reachable by PM, as well. Also, Mel and I will be at the Essex river race this Saturday (5/18) and glad to chat.
  26. josko

    How can I PM a member?

    I got the exact same problem.
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