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...


Tying Your Boat in Its Slip: It's safety first when making fast to the dock (3800 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 (2827 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....


Anchor Windlass Operation: Use your windlass for quick and easy operation (2163 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 (2161 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 ...


Boating Etiquette: Wake Crossing (2123 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 ...


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!   ...


Cold Water Boating  


Created on Apr 24, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Every Grady-White captain should insist that all passengers wear a life jacket and dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature–NO EXCEPTIONS. Even if daytime temperatures are summer-like, immersion in water at or below 59° F can be dangerous....


Anchor Windlass Operation: Use your windlass for quick and easy operation  


Last Modified Mar 28, 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.   ...


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