Tips and ideas from fellow Grady-White owners and enthusiasts to help make every day on the water fun and more rewarding for you and your family.

 

Polishing your propeller  


Last Modified Sep 29, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Thanks to performance, durability and great looks, Grady-Whites boats are factory equipped with reliable Yamaha engine(s) along with stainless props.  And though the props are “stainless” that doesn’t mean they are “stain proof.”...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (16985 views)  


Last Modified Jan 19, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
NOTE: Please refer to your owner's manual for more details. You may also s...


Tying Your Boat in Its Slip: It's safety first when making fast to the dock (7001 views)  


Last Modified Jul 23, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Learn the ropes, not just the knots, when you tie the boat to the dock. Watch this video for a few simple tips and tricks that help around the boat slip.   ...


Docking Tricks: Leaving Dockside in Wind or Current (3025 views)  


Last Modified Jul 23, 2009 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Good docking and getting underway techniques take a little practice, especially when the wind or current is pushing you. Try this method, and look like a pro: Keeping a bow line tied and well aft, power ahead while a crew member fends off the dock and handles the bow line....


Seacock Operation: Learn how to use these important components (2910 views)  


Created on Jan 21, 2013 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
The saltwater washdown found aboard many Grady-Whites makes short work of boat cleanups when you’re out on the water. Eric Sorensen explains how to operate the washdown in this short video:   ...


Clean Up Mildew Spots (2880 views)  


Last Modified Jan 23, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
In our never ending quest to remove those pesky black mildew...


Polishing your propeller  


Last Modified Sep 29, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Thanks to performance, durability and great looks, Grady-Whites boats are factory equipped with reliable Yamaha engine(s) along with stainless props.  And though the props are “stainless” that doesn’t mean they are “stain proof.”...


Grady-White's AirView² Hardtop  


Last Modified Aug 21, 2014 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Grady-White’s AirView² hardtop on the Freedom 375 features a fantastic electronically operated sunroof that makes everyone’s day more enjoyable. The sunroof opens and closes at the touch of a button. It includes a retractable sun screen to soften light and let air in while...


Anchoring Basics for Fun on the Water  


Last Modified Jul 23, 2014 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Situational awareness and understanding the effects of current, tide, wind, and boat traffic are keys to anchoring safely and successfully. Watch this video for more tips.   ...


Ceviche on board  


Last Modified Jul 24, 2014 - in Dining Aboard    
Ingredients: 1.5 lb. very fresh fish filet (freshly caught aboard your Grady-White is best)...


UV Exposure and Protection  


Last Modified Jul 24, 2014 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Why do some people get sunburn and others don’t? This mostly has to do with skin type or pigmentation–pale, dark, or in between–and the type of exposure to the sun (time of ...


Rub Rails  


Created on Jul 08, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
For my Marlin 300, I use the Mcguiers Tire Dressing (from Walmart) for my rub rails. Clean rub rail with mild soap, let dry, then spray (be careful not to get on deck floor as it will make it slippery) a clean rag with tire dressing and wipe over rub rail until it shines.  Y...


Storm Preparedness  


Last Modified Jun 25, 2014 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
When storms of summer and fall are in the forecast, consider these tips from BoatsUS on preparing and protecting your boat. Click on the images below to download these tips as printable PDFs. ...


Strataglass Maintenance  


Last Modified Jun 25, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
IMAR Strataglass is a superior vinyl canvas available on new Grady-Whites. Keep it clear with proper care.   ...


Rub Rails  


Created on May 28, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
"I have struggled for a long time to get my rub rails looking good. The biggest problem is when the boat wax gets on the blue rubber and then of course the pilings that are always running into them leave bad marks. Anyway, I have tried many things ranging from SOS pads to acetone and never r...


National Safe Boating Week: May 17-23, 2014  


Last Modified May 19, 2014 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
  This is National Safe Boating Week. Today’s PFDs are more comfortable and easy to use. ...


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