Saturday May 22, 2021 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Who is invited?
This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – anybody who wants to attend is welcome!
The Bar on Lynndale
2435 W Nordale Dr #1820
Appleton, WI 54914
11 AM to 3 PM. Some tables and chairs are available on a first come-first served basis. Bring a folding table and chairs if you have them. We will use the indoor deck and sand volleyball court areas, and will also have outdoor parking lot space available.
Sure, we’re a paddle club, but the gear swap has become popular for non-paddle related outdoor gear, as well. So bring your tents, sleeping bags, and other spare outdoor gear and find it a new home.
Is there a fee?
No! Door prize registration for drawings through the day! (Must be present to win)
Is lunch available?
Absolutely! The Bar serves great food and refreshments!
Open and casual – bring your boats and gear inside for sale or swap.
This is our 9th paddle gear swap to exchange or purchase gear, learn some skills, share some stories and meet other paddlers! We had 150 participants in our 2019 event, with a great selection of boats available for swap or purchase.
As an indoor event, we are “weather-proof!”
New venue for 2021! Our 2021 venue is The Bar-Lynndale in Appleton’s huge indoor sand volleyball court and deck area. In addition, The Bar offers great food and refreshments on site!
Same format as in the past – boats and assorted outdoor gear to buy and sell, interesting paddle topics/ presentations to listen to and plenty of time to plan this year’s outings with your old (and new) paddle buddies.
Have extra outdoor gear or an extra boat? Need a new (to you) boat, paddling gear or equipment? Bring your spare gear, extra boats and wish list! Standard gear swap format – we’ll provide a space and (some) tables for the gear you wish to sell – you set the price and make the deal! (Please bring a lawn chair to sit in, and If you have a folding table available, please bring it for extra gear space.)
More details to come…
Paddling Presentation Topics (Pending)
11:30 AM: Kayak Camping the Upper Midwest: Are you a kayaker? Do you like to camp? Why not combine these two great outdoor activities? This presentation will discuss where to go, what to bring, and how to keep it dry.
12:30 PM: How am I going to get that thing on top of my car – and keep it there? Learn the tricks and tips for safely loading and transporting your boat on your car from an expert who has never lost a boat he really liked!
1:30 PM: NEWP’s 2021 Public Paddle Events and 2nd Annual Door County Gathering. Get the lowdown on this year’s public paddle events, upcoming classes, club events and other paddling opportunities in Northeast Wisconsin. (Be sure to bring your suggestions for future club paddles and events!)
Sampling of Boats Offered for Sale
One of the thrills of swap meets is not knowing what to expect until you show up! BUT – sometimes it’s nice to know what to expect, so if you are hoping to sell a boat or other paddling equipment let us know, and we will add it to the list below.
BOAT FOR SALE #1
BOAT FOR SALE #2
BOAT FOR SALE #3