kayaking in the rain

Whether liked or not, weather will be a factor .

By Silent Wake Crew | May 14, 2019

  As paddlers, we must have a basic understanding of weather and weather patterns. Knowledge of simple weather predictions and forecasting will provide a safe and memorable paddle. Before heading […]

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the front deck of a kayak with cosmetic scratches

Cosmetic scratches making your boat look old?

By Silent Wake Crew | Apr 30, 2019

For those of us who have fiberglass yaks understand how beautiful they can be when they are shiny and new. Keeping them that way, can be a bit of a […]

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a coast guard helicopter with the USCG logo

Getting rescued by the USCG (training)

By Silent Wake Crew | Apr 16, 2019

Last week, I covered how to use a VHF and what steps it takes to call for help. This week will be a continuation of the process, and what it […]

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VHF Hand held radio

How to make that all important call

By Silent Wake Crew | Apr 9, 2019

Using a VHF radio (or otherwise called a marine radio) can be a lifesaving device for when you really need help on the water. Understanding how to use it and […]

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two kayaks paddling through thick cat tails in the Hoircon Marsh

Trip report – The Horicon Marsh, Wisconsin

By Silent Wake Crew | Apr 2, 2019

Paddle destination: Horicon Marsh (southern aspect)   Launch/Land locations: Launch – Green Head Road N8600 Green Head Rd, Mayville, WI Land – One Mile Island Trail Head and parking 204 […]

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USCG navigation rule book has a coast guard rescue boat on the cover

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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this dry suit is a one piece unit a person wears over the body, only the head and hands are exposed. there are boots and gloves laying next to it.

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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A skeg deployed, as it hangs down on the underside of a kayak

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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car rack with a kayak in place. a strap is loosely wrapped around to show placement of it under the main bar

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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