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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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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