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    Exeter, NH
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    Camping, Long Exploration Trips, Mentoring & Coaching

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    Robert
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    Folster
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  1. Could be a kink in the cable right at the skeg, so I would suggest starting to look there. Might also loosen the cable at the control knob and see if the knob itself is sticking. Beyond that, I am at a loss. Others may have further insight, so feel free to update this thread with your findings.
  2. There is probably a problem with the slider system, since you shouldn’t need that much leverage to move it. Slider should move easily with the push of a finger. I would investigate the system and see if there are any kinks in the cable or if the sleeve is binding somewhere. Also check that the sled itself is not binding.
  3. Directly with Werner. I shipped the paddles ( pay for insurance when shipping paddles!!!). One year warranty is standard with most anything you buy these days.
  4. I have had issues with sticky buttons on random paddles, and Werner replaces them under warranty. Worth giving them a call.
  5. There are two aspects of the Annual Solstice Paddle and Post Paddle Pot Luck that have made it such a special event for the club: gathering with friends, both old and new; and sharing an amazing array of food together afterwards. Due to the current pandemic situation, both of those aspects are nearly impossible to do and enjoy. Although there have been discussions of ways to hold the event while still technically abiding by the recommendations, the reality is that it would not present a positive image of our club and/or our sport to the general public or officials to coordinate 20 to 30 paddlers at one location. NSPN has seen almost all of the first half of 2020 cancelled in some way, from pool sessions, to workshops, and several annual paddling events. Still, I am sad to announce that NSPN will not be holding this traditional "season starter" event, since we seem right on the edge of being able to do it. Although we are cancelling this event due to the typically high level of attendance, we are encouraging members to hold their own unique solstice trips if they choose, with an emphasis on following all recommended guidelines to keep yourselves and those around you safe. As we approach the day of longest sunlight, and the temperatures continue to rise, let's keep in mind to avoid having multiple groups launching from one location. Keep in mind that private trips, as well as groups from other clubs and organizations, will make this more challenging, so be as proactive and flexible as possible. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer, and we hope to see you one the water sooner or later!
  6. I don’t think it makes sense due to the 10-person gathering limit and not being able to do the Pot Luck afterwards. A final decision will be announced Wednesday.
  7. The need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival is only if you plan to stay. For example, if you have two homes, one in Nevada, and one in Maine, and decided to move to the Maine house, you would need to quarantine for 14 days. There have been no requests for quarantine during the course of commerce, health needs, etc, otherwise it would have been impossible for inter-state deliveries and essential workers to perform their jobs.
  8. I thin that NH has (unfortunately) not been clear on restricting out-of-state visitors like MA and ME. I would be more than happy to be corrected on that, but in general NH has been lax in centralizing info.
  9. With the gradual easing of the restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 comes the inevitable question of how we can get back out on the water. While we’re all keen to get paddling again, NSPN expects all members to carefully read the instructions relevant for each state and abide by all the rules and regulations therein. Relevant links are included below. Paddling is now allowed under certain conditions and these vary from state to state. Trip initiators and participants are expected to comply with all state and local regulations in the area where they will be paddling. This includes but is not limited to group size, state residential requirements, parking regulations, water access, physical distancing, and face covering requirements. In addition, we encourage members to be cognizant of the need to reduce risks of injury/incident that would require close personal contact and/or outside assistance. We advise not rafting up and not performing other activities, such as rescue practices, that would risk being in close proximity with others. As a Club we will be closely monitoring this situation and will post updates when they become available. Stay safe out there and please paddle responsibly. Massachusetts https://www.mass.gov/doc/recreational-boating-and-other-waterway-related-activities-5-18-20/download https://www.mass.gov/doc/beaches-guidance-for-managers-5-18-20/download New Hampshire https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/recreational-and-tourism-guidance Maine Anyone entering Maine is required to self-quarantine for 14 days and abide by Maine’s Stay Healthy at Home Order https://visitmaine.com/together Rhode Island https://health.ri.gov/covid/#parks CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html ACA https://www.americancanoe.org/news/504417/ACA-Update-on-COVID-19--May-1-2020.htm Info from ACA
  10. We are aware of this issue and are working to fix it. It is a complicated problem, but in the meantime, we can make sure that anyone affected can still have the access they need, even if listed as a guest, but I need to know. If anyone else experiences this problem, PLEASE use the [email protected] email to let me know.
  11. Event is tomorrow! Copy the link in case there is another problem with the forum (let's hope not!!)
  12. I know MA is only allowing in-state registrations at beaches and parks, but I haven't heard of NH or ME adopting those regulations. It might be worth calling the local Police Dept to see if they have any issues with out-of-state registrations parking in their town, especially overnight.
  13. Terese, one of the reasons for Greenland paddle popularity is the fact that they can be home-made, which makes the paddles much more accessible financially, but also much more variable from one paddle to the next. I am also to understand that the length, width, and shape are much more preference-dependent and, therefore, challenging for a first-timer to pick the right combination without extensive experimentation first. As for Euro-style paddles, Werner is the most popular by far, with Lendal and Celtic having cult-like followings. It would be my recommendation for you to look at the Werner paddles using the Fit Guide that David recommended. They are popular paddles for a reason, and if you ultimately decide a particular paddle is not right for you after using it, they are very easy to sell on the used-gear market. As a matter of fact, that might be a good place for you to look for your next paddle!
  14. Covering the stickers with good quality clear packing tape after filling out the proper info will keep the ink from fading.
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