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Pre-Departure Checklists for Boats, Personal Watercrafts (PWCs) & Non-Motorized Boats

Have you ever created your own packing list prior to leaving on a vacation or for a road trip? Or maybe you’re familiar with the process that pilots follow to complete a “pre-flight checklist” prior to take-off? This same basic concept can and should be applied to boating. Prior to leaving the dock, or even […]

Float Plan Basics

An important step in making the most of your time on the water is keeping safety top of mind. Not only should you think about yourself, your vessel and any passengers onboard, but you’ll also want to look out for other boaters. Believe it or not, the first step towards being a responsible boater starts […]

Tips for Navigating Wake Zones While Boating

Depending on where you do the majority of your boating, you’ll likely become familiar with the local wake zones positioned within your waterways. “No wake zones” are the most common areas boaters will come across, but there are other types of regulatory zones that you should be aware of, including: Slow Speed, Minimum Wake: areas […]

5 Ways to Keep Boating in the Fall & Winter

Who says boating season has to end at the end of summer? Not us! Regardless of whether you live in a warm weather state like Florida, or in a state that experiences all four seasons, there’s plenty of ways to keep boating all year long. Fall and winter, in particular, is a great time to […]

5 Tips for Towing & Launching Your Boat with KnowWake

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” We’ve all likely heard this quote more than a few times in our life. And in many scenarios, it rings true; but with a trailerable boat, this quote needs a slight edit: “It’s about the destination, AND the journey.” A trailerable boat is your round-trip ticket to visit […]

Freshwater vs. Saltwater Boating Basics

As a boater, one of the most important questions you’ll need to ask yourself is, “Where can I go boating?” Now, the answer to that question may rely heavily on where you live, and geographically how close you are to the water (and if you do need help figuring that out, be sure to read […]

Boatgating with KnowWake: Best Stadiums on the Water

Hey all you sports fans, what’s better than enjoying a well-stocked tailgate, piling into a stadium, hearing the crowd roar, and watching your favorite team bring home a W? How ‘bout doing all that, plus going boating? Yes, it’s possible—and yes, it’s easier than you think. The term “boatgating” has actually been used as a […]

Plan Your Day on a Boat with KnowWake

Heading out on the water for a fun-filled day of boating, but don’t know where to begin? If you’re just getting started with boating, or you’re exploring a new area, the KnowWake app can help serve as the perfect boat trip planner. Outline your day from start to finish with these five simple steps, and […]

Find Places to Go Boating Near You

Whether you’re an old salt who’s been boating for decades, or you’re a brand new boater who’s still getting their feet wet, having a go-to marine navigation app can make your time on the water that much better. From finding all-new areas and locations to uncover, to pinning some of your favorite tried-and-true secret spots, […]

How to Start Boating Using KnowWake

If you’re wondering how to start boating for the very first time, you may feel a little intimidated—and that’s completely normal! You probably have a lot of questions like, “where do I buy or rent a boat,” “how do I operate or drive the boat,” “what do I do with the boat,” and “where do […]

Top 8 Boat Navigation Features on KnowWake

Using a boat navigation app like KnowWake can quickly improve your experience out on the water. Our tech gurus have completed the legwork to give KnowWake users access to boating locations all across the US, Canada, parts of the Carribean, Australia and New Zealand—including more than 350 lakes and rivers, and America’s Great Loop! Whether […]

What is KnowWake?

Using a GPS app while you’re driving a car is a natural habit for most drivers—and the same should be true on the water. Finding a helpful, easy to use boat navigation app that incorporates user-generated information in real time is exactly what the KnowWake app provides for boaters all across the United States, Canada, […]