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.

 

An App for your Anchore  


Created on Aug 28, 2015 - in Ports of Call and Places to Anchor    
If you anchor out overnight, there are great phone apps available that sound an alarm if your anchor drags. While all chart plotters have the ability to do the same thing, they can greatly draw down your house and/or starting battery(s) if left on overnight. The apps are easy to use and you ...


Tying Your Boat in Its Slip: It's safety first when making fast to the dock (8337 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 (3395 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....


Attitude Adjustment: Trim Tabs 101 (3128 views)  


Last Modified Nov 22, 2011 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Grady-White installs Bennett Marine hydraulic trim tabs, thanks to their reliability in adding to a great boating experience. Learn about trim tabs and po...


Boating Etiquette: Wake Crossing (3077 views)  


Created on Nov 14, 2012 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
On crowded, choppy water, especially on large lakes and coastal waters, wakes can be challenging. It's important to know the best way to cross a wake. Here are some good wake-crossing tips: If traffic allows, turn your direction to be almost parallel to the wake ...


Anchoring Basics for Fun on the Water (3072 views)  


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.   ...


BoatUS Online Course: All About Marine Radios  


Created on Jul 17, 2015 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Chances are the most important piece of safety gear aboard your Grady-White is the marine radio...and it's one of the least understood. A partnership between US Power Squadrons and BoatUS Foundation aims to improve boaters' knowledge with the new online course, Al...


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.   ...


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. ...


Electrical Load Management  


Last Modified Mar 21, 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.   ...


Safety first in rougher water!  


Last Modified Aug 28, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Thanks to Dave Lear and Saltwater Sportsman for these rougher water boating tips. Slow down. Slower speeds allow better reaction time. Adjust the throttle to ascend/descend waves to avoid taking on water. Use the trim tabs carefully. Too much down tab can...


Download the ABYC Safety App  


Created on Jul 23, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Download the American Boat & Yacht Council's new iPhone app to make sure you have the right safety gear on your boat! From the ...


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


Last Modified Jul 24, 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.   ...


10 Hurricane Tips for Boaters  


Created on Jul 23, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
 By Kevin Falvey, Boating Magazine Storm surge causes the most damage to boats, not w...


Pre-Departure Checklist: Captains should cover basics with the crew  


Last Modified Jun 21, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Before leaving the dock for a day of fun in your Grady-White, prepare for the unexpected by using a pre-departure checklist. David Neese, vice president of engineering at Grady-White, explains more in this video.   ...


Boat Bumpers  


Created on May 22, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Here is a quick and easy way to set your boat bumpers when docking....


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