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  1. 200cm Aulaneck Paddle . Essentially brand new. Bought in March 2020 and used 3-4 times last summer. Spent most of the time as a spare paddle on my deck. As a result, there are a few minor cosmetic scratches. Asking $295.00
  2. It looks like Saturday is shaping up to be a great day to paddle. As of now, we have a fairly small group (Cathy and Rob Folster, Fred Goldman, Mike Habich, Ben Rechal, Faye Dangelo, and me). Mike has been kind enough to monitor West Beach for its seaweed situation and it looks good. I am proposing that we meet at West Beach at 10:00-launch no later than 10:30. Please park on the street side of the parking lot after unloading your boat so that we do not interfere with the locals. I have a rough plan to meander through the Miseries to Baker and the Gooseberries for lunch, potentially subject to change. and, an important detail - the port-a-potty is open. Anyone interested in joining us please use this link https://forms.gle/UPVLwbnNRybcmhpy8 so that I can create afloat plan. Should be a fun day
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    Eighth or ninth (depending on how you look at it) annual Easter Bunny Plunge For details and to sign up use this link
  4. It’s Back, with COVID precautions in effect. Saturday April 3, 2021. The ninth annual Eater Bunny Plunge (although the eighth was virtual, so maybe this is the eighth). Location to be determined but traditionally we have gone out of Marblehead. We will monitor weather etc and plan an appropriate launch site closer to the date. Possible alternative date on. Sunday, but I will not be able to attend so we will need a volunteer coordinator should that be the case. I have included the description of the general history and guidelines for this trip. The most important aspect of participating in this event is the right attitude – having fun, wearing our Easter bonnets, and Easter chocolate. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SIGN UP. https://forms.gle/UPVLwbnNRybcmhpy8 Over the years, a hardy group of NSPN members have gotten together for what first started out as a cold water practice session on Easter morning. While it was short, they had great fun and promised to get together the following years and make it an annual event. Thus began the Annual Easter Plunge. This will be a combination discussion/paddle/cold water practice event tailored to the wants and needs of the group. You’ll have the opportunity to review tips and techniques for dealing with cold weather and water, test out your gear while we do some cold water rescues, or just have a paddle! LOTS of hypo kits and chocolate will be on hand and careful attention will be paid to all paddlers’ condition and well-being. Come join us for this CAM (Chocolate Adventure Model) event. You must have the following: - Food and a hot beverage - Drysuit with proper footwear and appropriate under layers (if you don't have a drysuit, inquire about borrowing or renting) - Neoprene cap or hood - Neoprene gloves or poggies - Wool or fleece hat - Wool or fleece gloves or mittens - Down or synthetic insulated jacket that fits over your PFD If you have the following, you should also bring them: - Storm cag - Warm outer pant layer (worn at launch to unload and pack boat) - Spare under-layers (in case your primary set gets wet) - Padding to sit on (camp chair, carpet square, piece of foam, etc) - Hypo kit (various items to help deal with hypothermia for yourself and/or others) - Group shelter We recommend that everyone put together some form of hypothermia kit – see this post if you want more information on what to include: http://www.nspn.org/forum/topic/9825-hypo-kit/. Don’t feel overwhelmed by all the gear. The start of a good hypo kit is a thermos of hot tea/chocolate/soup/water and a warm jacket/blanket/tarp. Do you have any hand or feet warmers from skiing? An old yoga mat is a great ground pad. A tent fly would work as a wind shelter. Don’t worry about packability if it’s just a day paddle – you have plenty of room in your boat. Put together what you can and we will compare different ideas. If you would like to attend but don’t have a particular piece of kit, just let us know. We should have plenty of extra stuff on hand to care for everyone. So bring your bunny ears (really!) and join us for some cold water fun! We will even have extra ears on hand for those who don't have them. Location and details to be determined, but will most likely be in MA north of Boston.
  5. Very interested. I’ve always wanted to go out there and explore. Too long to get out and back leaving no time to explore. Taking a boat out and back would be great
  6. The weather gods seem to be with us. New Year’s Day looks “mild” with a light breeze. To avoid the north shore pink ooze we are planning on launching from Masconomo Park, Manchester. Exact route to be determined based on the group but are looking at Great Misery for lunch. Beach briefing at 10:25. Butts in boat at 10:30. Covid protocols are to be adhered to . This is winter paddling so please have appropriate gear-sea kayak with bulkheads-drysuit-gloves-extra clothes-warm liquids etc Please bring a signed release https://www.nspn.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/NSPNWaiver.pdf
  7. Does anyone know where to see/try fishing kayaks. Looking for a place like Newbury kayak that can offer a lot of information etc - vs Kittery Trading Post. Any personal experience on this topic is appreciated
  8. I’d like to join too. Need to get specifics. Never done this paddle
  9. Sean I'm busy all day tomorrow. Can we arrange a time for Friday
  10. That’s great. I live in Medfield. I’m interested in the paddling pants. I believe you said you have medium and large pants. We could potentially meet ll bean?
  11. Where are you located. I’m interested but not sure about sizing
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