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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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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a kayak paddle - two blades at the end of a five foot long shaft

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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a group is near their sea kayaks on the sand, before the paddle on Lake Michigan

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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a kayaker who is in the water attempts to get back in with a self rescue on the back deck

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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kayaking Horicon marsh

Paddle Float Plan

By Silent Wake Crew | Jan 15, 2019

As a paddler, one should always notify others of your intentions. A simple phone call to a loved one, or a friend can be that ONE thing which may save […]

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