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.

 

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  


Created on Jul 23, 2014 - in Dining Aboard    
Going fishing? Take along a two-gallon plastic bag, a handful of clean washed parsley, a big sweet onion and a tomato or two, maybe a chili pepper (depending on your tolerance for that), and a dozen limes. If you don’t have salt and pepper and hot sauce alre...


UV Exposure and Protection  


Last Modified Jul 22, 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. ...


Tying Your Boat in Its Slip: It's safety first when making fast to the dock (3952 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 (2931 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....


Boating Etiquette: Wake Crossing (2333 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 ...


Anchor Windlass Operation: Use your windlass for quick and easy operation (2261 views)  


Last Modified Mar 27, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Your boat's anchor can easily be paid out and hauled back in with an electric anchor windlass. Before your next outing, watch this video on anchor windlass operation to make sure you're getting the most out of this useful tool.   ...


Anchoring Your Boat (2243 views)  


Last Modified Jul 23, 2009 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Knowing safe anchoring techniques adds to your boating pleasure. Here are steps to remember. Check that the bitter end of your anchor line or cable is in fact firmly attached to your boat, and that the line is ready for running free. The rule of thumb for length of line needed is five to ...


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....


Helm Master® How-To  


Last Modified May 21, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
David Neese, vice president of engineering at Grady-White, explains operation of the incredible, intuitive, Yamaha Helm Master® digital steering system aboard a Grady-White Freedom 375. The Grady Life just got even easier!   ...


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