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How to be a conscientious kayaker

By Silent Wake Crew | Mar 26, 2019

As the season opener approaches here in the Northwoods and more kayaks are seen on the roof racks – let’s remember we are ambassadors of the water. We share the […]

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Getting the paddler’s itch?

By Silent Wake Crew | Mar 19, 2019

  As the spring thaw FINALLY shows up in the northern states, paddlers of all levels want to hit the water. Many of these paddlers, have no concept of the […]

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The Skeg and Rudder Explained

By Silent Wake Crew | Mar 12, 2019

So many kayaks…. As you look at different kayaks, you may notice something a bit different with each of them. Some kayak models you come across may have a device […]

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Transporting and storing your kayak

By Silent Wake Crew | Mar 5, 2019

One of the realizations you may have experienced when you bought your first kayak was – OK, now how am I going to get this thing home? Depending on where […]

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Planning a Kayak Trip

By Silent Wake Crew | Feb 27, 2019

  Like most trips, whether by air or by land, most people have a destination in mind. Getting there is part of the journey. There is always some sort of […]

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Understand the parts of the kayak paddle

Understanding the construction of a paddle

By Silent Wake Crew | Feb 19, 2019

The paddle is one of the more important items you will use while kayaking. An essential piece of equipment for propelling your kayak through the water, keeping you upright (either […]

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The Paddler’s diary/log

By Silent Wake Crew | Feb 12, 2019

A paddler’s ‘diary’ or ‘log’ book is a means in which one can keep track of your adventures on the water. It is a written account of your paddling and […]

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Three classifications of kayaks – and where they belong

By Silent Wake Crew | Feb 6, 2019

There are three main types of kayak classifications. White Water, Recreational, and Sea kayaks. Within these classifications, there are sub classifications and variations of each boat design. However, I will […]

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The paddle float rescue

By Silent Wake Crew | Jan 22, 2019

Every kayaker who spends any amount of time in their boat will at some point end up flipping over in their kayak. It’s just a part of the sport really. […]

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