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  1. Thanks Joe. I guess I posted too soon! Will have to give it the on-water test to see if it's salvageable.
  2. I was able to resuscitate the old NOAA chart software, after contacting Gaia customer support. Here is their response: Thanks for taking the time to write in about this. I am sorry for the trouble. NOAA deprecated their map server for NOAA Charts and we are working on improving the replacement map. While the Maps Team is working on the replacement, I'd suggest setting up a custom map source in your account. Here is how to do that: skip to step 3 here: Adding a TMS Map Source the TMS URL is: https://tileservice.charts.noaa.gov/tiles/50000_1/{z}/{x}/{y}.png Jay Crooker Gaia GPS Adventure Support After you've added and renamed (?NOAA-old) the "new" map source on your computer, sync your phone app under "account."
  3. I bet you dollars to donuts that my "maps" app on my iPhone would have enough detail to get you back to a safe harbor! Try it out next time on the water and report back.
  4. Most importantly, IMHO, figure out how to attach to your PFD.
  5. I just turned on my (paid) GAIA, and found that the newly formatted charts have been "quilted" into the Maine Coast, only beyond Head Harbor I, and further DownEast. I'll be disappointed if the standard NOAA charts get replaced by the new format.
  6. Only use a dry bag for my sleeping bag, when on the water. Occasional use of a medium-to-large drybag for clothes, stowed inside my tent vestibule.
  7. Many corporate policies nowadays restrict posting such events. I struck out @ BBLeans and Dicks's in Concord, NH, but both locations agreed to post in employee lounges, where there ?might be aspiring paddlers!
  8. Consider promoting this event by printing the attached flyer, and posting @ your local outdoor sporting goods store, or the like (?ywca, ymca, fitness club). 2022 NTSKW Flyer.pdf
  9. https://www.harborfreight.com/vintage-brass-sextant-66096.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=16102692620&campaignid=16102692620&utm_content=134614135122&adsetid=134614135122&product=&store=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvvDE3Nnn9gIVi8JbCh0fXwAZEAEYASABEgJbdvD_BwE
  10. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP ON NSPN CALENDAR UNTIL YOU HAVE SENT YOUR PAYMENT. Come out and camp/paddle during prime time! Home Base will be Lobster Buoy Campsites in S. Thomaston, Maine, gathered at the Group Site. Arrive Friday, leave Sunday. Paddling options abound: NE to Owls Head, SE to Muscle Ridge, or SW to Port Clyde. These trips are not appropriate for beginners. Minimal skills to participate include wet exit, self and assisted rescue, and previous experience in ocean paddling with conditions of wind up to 15K, waves to 2 feet, and crossings up to 2.0M. I will set the limit to 16 FOR THE GROUP SITE ONLY. Your spot will be secured when I receive payment ([$10 per person + $6 per car]/NITE) X 1.09 (tax) via paypal (PREFERRED; gyork at tdsdotnet) or check (private message me). If you prefer a private site, contact campground directly, not before mid-May (280 Waterman Beach Rd, South Thomaston, ME 04858 Phone: (207) 594-7546). PLEASE DO NOT RSVP ON NSPN calendar UNTIL YOU HAVE SENT YOUR PAYMENT. IN THE EVENT THAT AN ACT OF MOTHER NATURE PROHIBITS THIS TRIP, FULL REFUNDS RETURNED IMMEDIATELY, OR CHOOSE TO DONATE (ANY AMOUNT) TO ELLIE /LOBSTER BUOY CAMPSITES.
  11. Whether you are a newish (< 5 years) or salt-crusted Member, please join us for a Zoom video conference on 3.23.22 @ 7PM. We will discuss how the Club works and plays, and leave plenty of time for general discussion and questions. A bonus feature for those attending will be a raffle for two MITA annual memberships, and two subscriptions to an online resource for sea kayaking skills (link). Please join us for this event, and RSVP on the club calendar HERE. A link to join the meeting has been added to the posting in the NSPN Business forum.
  12. The trip is now full; please send me a PM if you would like to be included on the waitlist.
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