Kayaking lifestyle

Understanding Kayaking terms

By Silent Wake Crew | Feb 9, 2021

Kayaking terms:   Listed below are some terms associated with kayaking (mainly recreational and sea). This is by all means not a complete list – however the more common, and […]

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When shuttles are needed for kayaking

Master the kayak shuttle

By Silent Wake Crew | Feb 2, 2021

Getting from point A to point B is pretty easy while on the water. There will be a time in your paddle adventures when you would like to explore different […]

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small riffles in the river

Understanding how CFS influences your kayaking.

By Silent Wake Crew | Oct 21, 2020

What is CFS This stands for Cubic Feet (per) Second. CFS equates to the volume of water moving downriver in a unit of measurement. The river’s width and depth, as […]

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Checking out the Blue hole on Big Cedar Lake, Wi. an oasis of a water spring surrounded by evergreens and oak trees

Topics to think about before buying a kayak

By Silent Wake Crew | Aug 3, 2020

Recreational kayak A common question which is asked in our sessions is – what is the correct boat for me? With many kayak choices on the market, there is certainly […]

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a man standing on the beach next to his kayak, the sky is very foggy

The “experienced” kayaker

By Silent Wake Crew | Sep 11, 2019

  How many times have we read the phrase, “They were an experienced kayaker/paddler”? This seems to be a term used by reporters posthumously as they write an article of […]

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safety items used for kayaking are pictured here.

Items for kayak safety.. and some you may not have thought about

By Silent Wake Crew | May 21, 2019

Being prepared for your next water adventure and packing the right items for the uncertainty can be overwhelming. Ideally, what you bring along should reflect upon your paddle destination and […]

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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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