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  1. Unfortunately, we have had to change the date for this workshop. It has moved to Thursday evening, April 5th. Still plenty of space and availability to get your gaskets repaired!! Hope you can join us! Dry Suit Maintenance and Gasket Repair NEW DATE AND TIME: Thursday April 5 6pm Sunday March 18 – 9am to ~12pm Do you wash your dry suit in a top loader or front loader? What detergent should you use? Is it okay to use white vinegar? Can you bring back your dry suit’s DWR? What is DWR? Are your dry suit gaskets becoming worn, cracked, or do they have that ‘sticky’ feeling and the rubber sticks to itself? Where do you get gaskets? How do you replace them? NSPN together with Newbury Kayak and Canoe and Suzanne Hutchinson, Kokatat Rep will hold a dry suit maintenance and repair workshop to answer all of these questions and more! During the workshop, Suz will explain how to take care of this important and expensive piece of equipment. She’ll answer your questions about maintenance and repairs for the Kokatat dry suits most of us wear. But wait, there’s more! During the class, Suz will demonstrate how to replace a wrist and neck gasket and then we’ll break up into groups and 3 lucky NSPN members will get to repair their neck or wrist gaskets during the workshop – just for the cost of buying the gaskets from Newbury (more on this below). But what if you aren’t interested in buying the repair forms and getting your fingers sticky with Aquaseal? That’s where Newbury Kayak and Canoe comes in! They can quickly repair those gaskets for you! Just drop off your suit, they’ll replace the gaskets and you can pick it up when done! They will repair both Kokatat and Stohlquist. For those that love the do-it-yourself process, they stock Kokatat as well as Stohlquist gaskets. So, come join us to learn about dry suit repair, maybe get a gasket fixed, shop at Newbury, or just socialize with fellow kayakers. Space is limited. To attend the event – email [email protected] and let us know you’d like to attend the Dry Suit Maintenance workshop. The 4 (one by Suz, 3 hands on) onsite gasket repairs will be chosen by lottery. You must be an NSPN member to participate. If you’re interested in participating, let us know that when you RSVP. When you RSVP, we need the following information: Neck or Wrist (one or both) and size of gaskets to be replaced (if you’re not sure, we’ll help you figure it out). On March 24th, we will randomly choose 4 people to have either a neck or one/two wrists repaired in the workshop. We will notify the ‘winners’ by email that day and post here on the message forum. You will need to bring your dry suit and pay for the gasket(s) when you arrive. Gasket repairs must stay on the forms and cure overnight, so you will leave your suit there and be able to pick it up during their business hours the following week. Any questions, please email [email protected] We look forward to seeing you there!
  2. Save the date: September 21, we'll be doing an on-shore evening cold water workshop, with the in-water section following a month later on October 21. Times and details to follow.
  3. Kokatat is phasing out the Gore-tex Storm Cag and won't be offering it next year. If you want to get one before they're gone, contact Newbury Kayak and Canoe and we'll put in an order. I'll need a minimum of 6 to put the order in, so tell your friends! Just to be clear, Kokatat will still be offering the TROPOS Light Storm Cag, it is only the Gore-Tex that is disappearing. I'd like to get the order in before Christmas, so please call (978-465-0312) or come by before then. Shop hours are Friday 12-5, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5 or by appointment. We also have a Holiday get together Thursday the 22nd at 6:00 with fun, food and deals, so come then and get your order in (or just eat and drink).
  4. Suz Hutchinson, New England Kokatat sales rep and local paddler, will be at Newbury Kayak and Canoe on Sunday, September 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 for the “The In’s and Out’s of Drysuits”. Everything you could want to know about drysuits from how to get in/out, along with what to wear underneath. Suz will also help you understand the choices available, from the different materials to the myriad of options, and how to decide what makes sense for you. In addition, she will discuss how to care for a drysuit after using, along with long term storage and everything in between such as bringing the DWR back to life when needed. For existing drysuit owners, bring in your suit for review of gaskets and learn how to look for pinholes and determine when to send back to Kokatat for water testing and repairs. All current drysuit owners will get the chance to win one free gasket change (your choice – neck or wrist). The OLDEST drysuit will receive a free Kokatat hat! For those interested in purchasing a drysuit we are offering a discount of 15% for any suit ordered at the event. Want to try on a suit? All styles of Kokatat suits will be available at the event. Get your suit on order now ready for cold water!
  5. Thursday October 8, 6:30-8:30PM at Newbury Kayak and Canoe, 291 High Road (Route 1A), Newbury, MA, Suz Hutchinson will be presenting a Gasket Care and Replacement Workshop. All you need to know about how to take care of your drysuit gaskets! Bring your drysuit or paddle jacket, one lucky participant will have his or her gaskets repaired as a demonstration. The workshop is free, and there will be snacks!
  6. For those of you with a Kokatat hydration system: Does water dribble or leak out of the bite valve if you apply pressure to the water bladder? The reason I ask is that I just bought the new Kokatat Poseidon PDF, which has a built-in hydration sleeve in the back to hold their 1.5 liter hydration reservoir. My initial test with a 1.5 L cycling hydration reservoir installed back there shows that tightening the PFD's side straps applies pressure to the back of the reservoir, forcing water up the tube and out the bite valve. This seems like a huge design flaw to me - the hydration pack should be in a stretchy compartment so you can tighten down the vest as much as needed without squeezing the water bag. I have a second 3L hydration system from Osprey that's much more resistant to dribbling, and has a shutoff valve at the bite end to completely stop leakage. How well does the Kokatat bite valve resist dribbling?
  7. It's here! The annual Lincoln Fall Boat Swap where you can consign, swap our sell for store credit (perhaps towards a pre-order for a Kokatat Idol Drysuit)? Each year we host two Swaps. One in the spring and one in the fall. No matter the swap, it's always a good chance to swing by to check out the deals on gear and boats! We're also hosting Suzanne Hutchinson from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday (she'll be on hand to show off new gear including the two-piece drysuit and answer questions about cold water paddling preparedness) and Rusty is holding his famous Boom, Bang, Crash workshop on Sunday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. When we host a boat swap, we turn our Freeport, Maine hillside into a haven for new and used boats. Bring that canoe/kayak/paddleboard that has been collecting dust and give it a new home in exchange for one of the following: Full credit in the store Trade-in towards a brand new Lincoln Consign your boat for cash (25/75 split with the store)Lincoln will be accepting boats from 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 20 through 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 25th. When you drop your boat off, you'll work with the staff to determine selling price. If your boat sells during the weekend, you'll be notified. If your boat does not sell, we ask that you pick it up within a week of the swap (by October 6th at the latest). Call 207-865-0455 or e-mail with questions or for a value estimate. Stop by and say hi or join us for a specific event!
  8. New to coldwater paddling? Join Lincoln Canoe & Kayak's staff and special guest Suzanne Hutchinson, New England Kokatat Rep, for what's sure to be a great afternoon of learning and fun! Cold Water Gear Clinic Saturday, Nov. 9 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Choosing the right gearSafety discussionLayeringTry on a drysuitTest drysuits out in Lincoln's on-site pond (optional)Reserve your spot today! Give us a call at 207-865-0455 or e-mail us! Participate in our DESIGN A CUSTOM DRYSUIT Contest As part of our Cold Water Gear Clinic we're running a facebook contest for the snazziest custom drysuit. CLICK HERE to learn more about how you may be able to get your dream suit at 25% OFF with free shipping to the Lincoln store!
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