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.

 

Winterizing Tips  


Last Modified Nov 25, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Thanks to BoatU.S. for this general winterizing checklist: Outboards Fill installed fuel tanks and add stabilizer Flush engine with fresh water and applicable hose adapter Stor...


Skipper's Shrimp & Artichoke Dip  


Last Modified Nov 24, 2014 - in Dining Aboard    
Cannons Crew, Tampa Bay & Tarpon Coast Owners’ Clubs gathered at Palm Island, FL. A docktails appetizer from Ann Byrum: Skipper's Shrimp & Artichoke Dip! Click on the image below to view and print this recipe. ...


Made in the Shade (2580 views)  


Last Modified Jul 23, 2009 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
You can depend on Floridians to be wise in ways to create shade for sun protection aboard their Gradys. Cher and Dan Clark, Express 330, Lady Godiver, constructed a full aft cockpit system. The material is marine grade waterproof canvas, with...


Soffit Vents and Toe Rails (1857 views)  


Last Modified Jun 12, 2009 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
Soffit vents can be cut to size and used to create shelves behind the toe rails on your Grady-White Boat....


Hanging Cabin Storage (1404 views)  


Last Modified Jul 23, 2009 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
Here are more helpful items from Cher and Dan Clark, Express 330 owners, who take advantage of every spot for extra s...


Grady Fest IV Custom Touches (1361 views)  


Last Modified Apr 28, 2014 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
Great Grady owner-created ideas for custom touches, boatkeeping, and making The Grady Life even more enjoyable. First shown at Grady Fest IV, this video and accompanying PDF details were produced by the Tarpon Coast Grady-White Club. See adjacent Links & Files. ...


Fishing, Tendering/Kayaking and Cockpit Shelter (1342 views)  


Last Modified Nov 22, 2011 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
Larry Wangberg usually keeps his 2004 Express 330, Unleashed, in San Diego, CA, but moved her temporarily to San Carlos, MX, to explore the Sea of Cortez. While exploring his crew usually lives aboard, whether at a marina or on the hook. Here are a few of his custom touches for ...


Grady Fest IV Custom Touches  


Last Modified Apr 28, 2014 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
Great Grady owner-created ideas for custom touches, boatkeeping, and making The Grady Life even more enjoyable. First shown at Grady Fest IV, this video and accompanying PDF details were produced by the Tarpon Coast Grady-White Club. See adjacent Links & Files. ...


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...


Quilted berth spreads  


Created on Aug 28, 2013 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
Cher Clark has dressed up the forward vee berth and the aft berth of Lady Godiver, her and husband Dan’s Express 330, with quilted custom spreads. Her designs reflect the boating activities they enjoy on their Grady, and colorfully dress the cabin. ...


Stain Remover  


Created on Jun 04, 2013 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
I have found that the best way to clean stubborn stains is by using a product called Bar Keepers Friend. You can use it on pretty much anything. It will not scratch metal, fiberglass, glass or plastic. It is the best thing I have found to remove mildew a...


Dehumidifier  


Last Modified Jan 02, 2013 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
  For the past three years, we have been using the West Marine air dryer with fan for a dehumidifier in our cabin.  The result has been a complete mold reduction.  It is easy to use, just plug it in.  No water drainage to deal w...


Storage Is Always At A Premium  


Created on Oct 26, 2012 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
 At the end of a cruise or fishing trip, I drain and rinse my live-well, then I place my cans of water, pop, etc. in the well before it is put into a dry dock at the Marina.        ...


X Hose  


Created on Sep 21, 2012 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
The X-Hose (as seen on TV) contracts to about 18 feet for storage, then expands to 50 feet when in use.  We used this hose on a four day trip and it worked great. There are 3 sizes available. Easy storage, no kinks, and e...


Access to the Electrical Outlet  


Created on Mar 28, 2012 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
    Our berth foam mattress makes it difficult to access the electrical outlet in the cabin so I plugged in a short extension cord.  It is easy to plug in the extension cord, i...


Drain Holes Collectors  


Created on Mar 28, 2012 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
  To prevent items falling into the drain holes, located in the deck of the cabin, I ordered from the catalog, Home Trends, an item called "Hair Collectors".  It is easy to cut the plastic disks to f...


Water Storage  


Last Modified Apr 04, 2012 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
  At an RV show--we picked up a folding five gallon water jug--which collapses as you use the water great for storage. Submitted by: ...


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