Saturday April 22, 2023 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Who is invited? This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – anybody who wants to attend is welcome!
Where? At The Bar on Lynndale
2435 W Nordale Dr #1820
Appleton, WI 54914
When? 10 AM to 3 PM.
What? 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! Save your cash for buying cool stuff!
Is lunch available? Absolutely! The Bar serves great food and refreshments! BUT – NO CARRY-IN FOOD!
Format? Open and casual – bring your boats and gear inside for sale or swap.
Expectations? This is our 11th paddle gear swap to exchange or purchase gear, learn some skills, share some stories and meet other paddlers! We had over 100 participants in our 2022 event, with a great selection of boats available for swap or purchase.
As an indoor event, we are “weather-proof!”
Questions? Email [email protected]
We are returning to The Bar-Lynndale in Appleton which features a huge indoor sand volleyball court and deck area. In addition, The Bar offers great food and refreshments on site! (No carry-ins!)
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? Need some new stuff? Bring your spare gear, extra boats and wish list! (Not limited to paddle gear – we all enjoy other outdoor sports as well!) We’ll provide a space and (some) tables for the gear you wish to sell – you set the price and make the deal! Limited tables are available – if you have a handy folding table, bring it along!
NEWP, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization and is self-funded through the efforts of its volunteer members conducting classes and leading events, as well as annual membership dues. This year, we are offering the following four items for sale in a Silent Auction at the Gear Swap, with bidding scheduled to end at 1:15 PM. (Bidders do not have to be present to win the bid on their item.)
Custom Cribbage Board Game
Beautiful custom-built wooden cribbage board, cards and pegs.
Working Draft Brewery
4 pack of 16-oz Czech-Style Pilsner;
2 glass steins; Winter beanie hat; T-shirt;
Coasters and a sticker. $75 value
This year, we are holding our first ever raffle! Tickets will be sold only at the Gear Swap and the raffle drawing will be held at 1:15 PM. (Raffle ticket purchasers do not have to be present to win, we will contact you.)
We will be raffling a custom made paddle from Humpback Paddles with an approximate value of $300! The paddle will be made custom to your specifications! A representative from Humpback Kayaks & Paddles will be at the Gear Swap, so you can get all the details about paddle options.
Paddling Presentation Topics
12:00 PM: All You Ever Wanted to Know About the USCG but were Afraid to Ask!
USCG Auxiliary officers Jeff Feuerstein and Kevin Osgood return this year to share important information on safe boating and requirements for paddlers.
Kevin Osgood and Jeff Feuerstein
1:20 PM: NEWP’s 2023 Public Paddle Events and Club Trips. Get the lowdown on our 2023 public paddle events, upcoming classes, club events and other paddling opportunities in Northeast Wisconsin. (Bring your ideas for future events!)
Sampling of Boats and Gear 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 display it below.
2 qn-size beds; couch and table fold down for more sleeping space; 2-ft outside storage locker; canoe/ kayak rack on top; inside/ outside camp stove; furnace, hot water, refrigerator, A/C and outside shower. (Available in Milwaukee area; email [email protected] if interested.)
Kokatat MERIDIAN DRY SUIT (GORE-TEX PRO)
Size Medium – $500
In August, the neck and wrist gaskets were replaced by the Kokatat factory, and it was not used after that.
The suit was also leak tested by the factory in August, and one small leak was patched. It is made of highly breathable Gore-Tex.
This drysuit is as good as new, and the zippers are broken-in, so it is easy to put on. (some say I should charge more than the price of a new suit because of the easy-to-use zippers). I am selling it because I have two dry suits and no longer use this one. It is a gorgeous algae green and dirty grey color.
Don’t look like a novice in a shiny new dry suit when you can wear this comfortable, broken-in suit that keeps you just as dry at 1/3 the cost. Text me – 920 915-1253
inReach SE®+ Satellite Communicator
$399.99 on the Garmin website. My price $50. Text me – 920 915-1253
Current Designs Squamish Sea Kayak
Mango rotomolded kayak with skeg for small to medium paddlers, 15’8” in good condition. Small V hull with soft chines make it a forgiving boat for new to intermediate paddlers. Includes Werner paddle and sprayskirt.
Asking $750. Contact [email protected]
Nigel Denis Kayaks Greenlander Pro Kayak
White composite kayak low volume with skeg, 17’8” in great condition. V hull with hard chines, low rear deck for easy rolling, designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler. Dings professionally repaired and entire bottom polished in January 2022. Includes a nearly new custom neo sprayskirt, keel strip, and deck mounted compass. A fast and responsive boat.
Asking $1800. Contact [email protected]
Pygmy Coho wooden (stitch & glue) sea kayak – 17’6″ long; max width 23″, 12″ depth, weight about 48 pounds, in very good condition.
It has two watertight bulkheads, creating two storage compartments with access hatches on the kayak deck. There is deck rigging fore and aft of the cockpit (17″x 33″). It is equipped with adjustable footrests, back band and shaped closed cell foam seat.
Asking $1100. Contact Jeff Williams at [email protected] or text 920-475-8182
Trak Seeker ST 16
Trak Seeker ST 16 Specs: Assembly time: 10 minutes or less, Length: 16’, Width: 22.5”, Material: Polyurethane skin/aluminum frame, Weight: 48 lbs
Has the upgraded hydraulic pistons. Boat is in great condition, paddled less than 10 times. Planned to use it for traveling to paddling destinations by plane. Never got around to it.
Asking $1650. Contact Jeff Williams at [email protected] or text 920-475-8182