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.

 

Portable Rod Holder  


Created on Apr 02, 2014 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
For a quick and easy rinse of my fishing rods I cut 7 or 8 17 inch pieces of PVC, filled a 5 gallon bucket about halfway with cement, placed the PVC pieces around the perimeter of the bucket. Once the cement hardens you have a nice dockside rod holder that is portable. Remember to raise the hand...


Spring Tip: Freshwater Flush  


Last Modified Mar 20, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
With the arrival of warm weather, boating season now is a good time to flush your freshwater system and then refill your tank(s). Water in tanks sometimes stagnates for weeks at a time and can develop an odor from bacteria. There are many products ...


Electrical Load Management  


Last Modified Mar 20, 2014 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
David Neese, VP of engineering, aboard the Freedom 375, explains the basics of electrical load management and generator operation for Gradys equipped with 8kW generators.   ...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (13264 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...


Seacock Operation: Learn how to use these important components (2673 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 (2567 views)  


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


Winterizing Your Marine Electronics (2444 views)  


Last Modified Oct 21, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Fishfinders. Chart plotters. Radar and positioning systems. Communication devices. When you are winterizing your Grady-White, don’t forget your marine...


Rinse the outside of your Grady-White's gas tank(s) with fresh water at least twice a year. (2385 views)  


Last Modified May 23, 2012 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Prevent corrosion damage to your fuel tanks! Fuel tanks should be visually inspected and the exteriors rinsed off with fresh ...


Spring Tip: Freshwater Flush  


Last Modified Mar 20, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
With the arrival of warm weather, boating season now is a good time to flush your freshwater system and then refill your tank(s). Water in tanks sometimes stagnates for weeks at a time and can develop an odor from bacteria. There are many products ...


Seacock Operation: Learn how to use these important components  


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:   ...


Thermofoil (Wood-Grain Accents) Care and Cleaning Guide  


Last Modified Oct 19, 2012 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Regular Care and Cleaning (normal maintenance) Always use mild dish soap and a cotton cloth or non-abrasive sponge for cleaning purposes. A 50/50 mixture of water and Simple Green is acceptable too. ...


Rinse the outside of your Grady-White's gas tank(s) with fresh water at least twice a year.  


Last Modified May 24, 2012 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Prevent corrosion damage to your fuel tanks! Fuel tanks should be visually inspected and the exteriors rinsed off with fresh ...


The Saltwater Washdown: Cleanup is easy with this useful tool  


Created on May 21, 2012 - 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:   ...


Detailing for Youth  


Created on May 02, 2012 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Heres a website for wax that our Detailer down in Ft Myers has been bragging about. I ordered some from here and it's wonderful stuff. Much nicer than the Armourall that I've been dousing my boats with for years!!! He has recommended the insulator wa...


Draining your fuel tank  


Created on Nov 10, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
The best thing to do is to get a qualified Grady-White dealer or Marina to do it. If you are determined to do it yourself, the best way to drain it is to remove the fuel sending unit and siphon the fuel through there. ...


Winterizing Your Marine Electronics  


Last Modified Oct 21, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Fishfinders. Chart plotters. Radar and positioning systems. Communication devices. When you are winterizing your Grady-White, don’t forget your marine...


Manage Mold and Mildew  


Created on Oct 20, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
A clean boat is a happy boat, so follow these tips to keep your Grady happy for generations to come!   ...


West Marine Mildew Stain Remover  


Created on Sep 30, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
In order to get rid of mildew, I use West Marine Mildew Stain Remover.  I just spray the area and leave it on until the mildew disappears, then rinse.   submitted by Richard Lee...


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