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.”...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (17021 views)  


Last Modified Jan 19, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
NOTE: Please refer to your owner's manual for more details. You may also s...


Tying Your Boat in Its Slip: It's safety first when making fast to the dock (7007 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 (3029 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....


Seacock Operation: Learn how to use these important components (2920 views)  


Created on Jan 21, 2013 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
The saltwater washdown found aboard many Grady-Whites makes short work of boat cleanups when you’re out on the water. Eric Sorensen explains how to operate the washdown in this short video:   ...


Clean Up Mildew Spots (2885 views)  


Last Modified Jan 23, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
In our never ending quest to remove those pesky black mildew...


National Safe Boating Week: May 17-23, 2014  


Last Modified May 19, 2014 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
  This is National Safe Boating Week. Today’s PFDs are more comfortable and easy to use. ...


Grady Fest IV Boatkeeping Tips  


Last Modified Apr 28, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
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. ...


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. ...


How to Charge Your Batteries with Dockside Power  


Created on Apr 28, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
First, connect to dockside power. Here’s how: Verify that the external power source is a 3-wire grounded system with amperage and voltage ratings compatible with the boat’s AC system ratings. Be sure there is sufficient cable length to allow for normal...


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...


Spring Tip: Freshwater Flush  


Last Modified Mar 20, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
With the arrival of warm weather, boating season now is a good time to flush your freshwater system and then refill your tank(s). Water in tanks sometimes stagnates for weeks at a time and can develop an odor from bacteria. There are many products ...


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.   ...


Using the Five Position Lounge Seat  


Last Modified Dec 17, 2013 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Watch this video on our new patent pending five position lounge seat now available on the Freedom 225 and Freedom 255.   ...


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. ...


Dogs on Board  


Created on Aug 28, 2013 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Thanks to Boat U.S. for these pointers to keep in mind when you have your dog aboard: Familiarize the dog with the boat slowly. Give them a chance to sniff around and get their sea legs. It may help to start the engine so they are used the sound. Plan for falls ov...


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