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  1. Bob welcome back! Glad to see you are wanting to get back out again. I just sent you over a email, take a look and let's touch base!
  2. Hi Leslie, Likely the cable is pinched, no lubrication will fix this. The cable will need to be replaced. Usually on the older tahes the skeg and wire are all one piece so the whole thing would need replacement.
  3. Hi John, I just sent over a email to you!
  4. We will have two slots available for repairs starting the weekend of May 1st.
  5. We are now full, next slots available around April 25th.
  6. With weather warming up and some people deciding to stay off the water for a bit now is a great time to address some of those cracks, bumps and ouchies on your boat! Whether your boat needs some gelcoat, a keel strip or is leaky we are here to help! We have appointments for repairs opening up currently! With social distancing we make the process easy, just send us photo's of what needs work and we will provide you with a quote! From there we can schedule a pick up or drop off of your boat. When your boats finished we sanitize the boat and provide nitrile gloves. You can even pay by credit card so no contact is needed! If you need repairs, please send inquires to our email, seakayakne at gmail dot com or visit our website seakayaknewengland.com.
  7. Hi Folks, This week I am placing an order with Kajak Sport for hatch covers and some parts. If you are in need of hatch covers please let me know and I will add them to my order for you! If you unsure of sizing just send me a photo and I will quote you a price. I plan to place the order by Wednesday. Jonathan
  8. We are about to place our spring order for repair materials. Currently we have a few slots open for those needing keel strips or repairs. If you are need of a keel strip or any repairs this is a great time to do it as most of us are off the water with social distancing! Prices are below: $250 for white fiberglass keel strips $300 for custom colored keel strips For Repairs please send photos to [email protected] for a quote.
  9. It’s going to need some work, but with some time it will be good as new. Im planning to do a full restore on it and make a series of videos of the repair work.
  10. Although we are not a British Canoeing club nor follow their guideline here is their updated statement that went out to all coaches. https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2020/british-canoeing-coronavirus-update-on-paddlesport-activity
  11. Join Sea Kayak New England in Southern Maine this winter for an introduction to navigation. In this course we will focus on the fundamentals of finding your way on the sea. We will learn about how to plot courses, take bearings and measure distance. Additionally we will look at some of the key features of a marine chart. Once we have a practical understanding of these aspects we will then take them on the water to test the newly learned skills. Our goal during this class is to learn navigation skills in both the two and three dimensional world. This course is great for those looking to learn or refresh their navigation skills. Due to the nature of this class taking place on the water in March a drysuit is required. To learn more info please visit our website here or click here to register. Time: Two Days Dates: March 14th-March 15th Cost: $65/person or 1 Credit
  12. We have updated our site to reflect the new 2020 season with a few changes from last years programing. This year we are offering passes to our long term student program which will better help you as the paddler to work within a group and courses that speak more to your individual needs and desires. Our Long Term Student Development Program last year was a great success and many of our students anticipate joining us again this year! The 2020 season will be packed with surf classes, incident management and rock hopping courses! This year we also have included a sea kayak camping course which was highly sought after last year and we anticipate it to fill quickly this year. Additionally we will be adding more programs, retreats and expeditions throughout the year. If you don't see something on the website that you would like to do, please get in touch so we can set something up! We also have added two skills session in the Hudson Valley for New York based folks! For your convenience we also have added a new feature to the site which allows you to pay by credit card, however cash and check is always accepted! If you have any questions, concerns or feedback we would greatly appreciate it and we hope to have you join us this season! Please checkout our updated website here! We hope to see you on the water in 2020! Best, Jonathan & Kelsey
  13. In an effort to use up the last bit of gelcoat and resin I have I will be opening a few spots up to do gelcoat and fiberglass repair. If you have any repair work needing to be done shoot me a email with photos and I can give you a estimate. Since I am trying to use up the supplies before the winter pricing is reduced. Below are pictures of recent repair work I completed. [email protected]
  14. I have had both Standard Horizon and ICOM radios. I wouldn’t trust anything but ICOM at this point and really like the M-73 for its compactness. That being said it only can be charged via the cradle which takes at 12v DC plug. When on longer trips I have a USB to 12volt cable. In all fairness though the battery on my radio seldom needs charging. I typically leave it on the entire day and it only needs charging about once a week. Last year in Wales I never charged it for the 5 days we were on the water.
  15. Hi folks, We have a few spots left for our navigation course on Oct. 5 & 6. This course will focus on navigation on the water, trip planning and reading water. If interested please email me at [email protected]
  16. I’ve removed the padding on the thigh braces and attached mini cell foam sheets in its place.
  17. Could use some c-clamps with steel bars and nylon nuts
  18. Hi Al, We will be working on some rescue and incident management skills over the two days. We will be basing the venue off of conditions and will notify interested parties at where the location will be. Jonathan
  19. We have had a few last minute cancellations for our long term students session for this upcoming weekend here in Southern Maine. If you are interested in attending please reply here or send me a private message. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to prepare for an assessment or gain some new skills.
  20. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days in case someone drops out.
  21. Just checking in to see who will be here for roll help on Saturday
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