Saturday April 23, 2022 - 11:00am 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? 11 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!
Format? Open and casual – bring your boats and gear inside for sale or swap.
Expectations? This is our 10th 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 2021 event, with a great selection of boats available for swap or purchase.
As an indoor event, we are “weather-proof!”
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!
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!
SPECIAL EVENT BENEFIT – Proceeds from a donated whitewater boat (see below) will benefit the NEWP Red River fund to help pay for site improvements. Donated items for sale or Silent Auction to support this benefit are sincerely appreciated!
Paddling Presentation Topics
12:30 PM: US Coast Guard Safety Checks! Have questions for the US Coast Guard? Get your answers here on key topics including:
- Kayak inspection requirements
- Required gear: day and night
- Proper Marine radio protocol
1:30 PM: NEWP’s 2022 Public Paddle Events and Club Trips. Get the lowdown on this year’s public paddle events, upcoming classes, club events and other paddling opportunities in Northeast Wisconsin. (Bring your ideas for future 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 display it below.
Jackson Antix L great creeking/ river running kayak in great condition; barely used and offered for sale by Silent Auction ending at 1:20 PM on Saturday April 23 at the Gear Swap. Proceeds from the sale of this boat benefit the NEWP Red River Fund to support site improvements. Click the image for larger view; lick HERE for paddling.net review.
Wavesport Ace 4.7 whitewater playboat. A classic old-school slicey (“full-slice”) kayak super easy to get vertical. In great condition – usual scratches, no gouges or hull deformation. Stored inside. Optimum paddler size 150-170#. All original outfitting. $250 for the boat and a skirt. Contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Located in Madison. (More pictures available)
16’ Turkey River Flat Water Kit Boat For sale by original builder. Can be paddled as a single or tandem, about 34 inches wide, and 50 lbs. It has been stored indoors and is in excellent condition for on water fun or as an interesting addition to a man cave or great room! $435 at the Gear Swap; contact Jeff at email@example.com or (920) 202-6381.
Hand-Crafted Cedar Strip Canoe offered from the builder’s shop! 18 feet long x 35 inches wide, 68 lbs., with caned seats. Very strait bow and stern entry lines and very little rocker. Similar to a Winona Sundowner. Very good condition, stored indoors. $1,975 at the Gear Swap; contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 202-6381.
17′ Necky Narpa – Grey poly with rudder; 34″ x 20.5″ cockpit. Older boat in very good condition; garage storage. Minimal use past 10 years; stable and great for larger paddler; asking $700.00. Contact: email@example.com.
Necky Chatham 17 – Blue over ivory fiberglass, 17′-4″ length with skeg. 32’x18″ cockpit. Garage stored in excellent condition. Tracks well with unique bow for rough water paddling. Great trip boat for larger paddler; asking $1,500. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilderness Tsunami 135 – 13′-6″ long; weighs 48 lbs. Used gently since purchase in 2016 and garage stored. In excellent condition; includes Phase 3 Air Pro seat. Asking $950. Contact Mark at email@example.com or 920-427-9797.