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.

 

Everyday prop care and maintenance   


Last Modified Oct 22, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Before you head out on the water, take a minute to look for potential issues you might have missed when you last put up your Grady-White–things like fishing line or debris wrapped around the prop shaft. Make sure the prop nuts and fittings are tight. ...


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.”...


Tying Your Boat in Its Slip: It's safety first when making fast to the dock (7002 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 (3027 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....


Anchoring Basics for Fun on the Water (2589 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.   ...


Boating Etiquette: Wake Crossing (2489 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 ...


Used Properly, Trim Tabs Add Enjoyment to Your Grady Day (2339 views)  


Last Modified Aug 30, 2011 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
              Trim tabs adjust the attitude of a boat in motion and will aid in trimming t...


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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