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...


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 20, 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.   ...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (13287 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 (3799 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 (2825 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 (2676 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 (2569 views)  


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


Hand Protection  


Created on Oct 06, 2009 -    
Ladies, Protect your hands and manicure from the boating environment by always wearing fishing gloves or cotton gloves.  It is a must have when holding on to the fishing lines & dock lines.  It is also good sun protection.  Submitted by Silver Bullet/Tampa Bay...


Tidy Cabin  


Created on Oct 06, 2009 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Keep everything nice and clean by lining the storage areas under the V berth with a thin indoor/outdoor mildew resistant carpet.  Submitted by Silver Bullet/Tampa Bay & Tarpon Coast GW Club...


Save Those Shopping Bags!  


Last Modified Oct 06, 2009 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
No mater what size your boat is, (I have a 2000 22' Seafarer) you are always looking for ways to save space. I place a plastic shopping bag on the back of the mates c...


Protect Your Head  


Last Modified Oct 06, 2009 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
You can keep from shattering you head when the going gets rough if you put a peace of foam pipe insulation on the hard top bra...


Make Your Boats Rub Rail Look New Again!  


Created on Sep 22, 2009 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Rub rails take a beating and not just from the occasional encounter with a dock. If your rub rail is dull and has a whitish color (from old wax, weather streaking, etc.) it is easy to get it looking new again. Just lightly rub the rail with a soap pad like a Brillo or SOS and after a thorough rin...


Storing Power Cords  


Created on Aug 26, 2009 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
The Cord Pro XL is terrific for storing/using the power cord for your boat.   It keeps it Boat Sweet NEAT.  Check it out on the internet. Submitted by Tampa Bay/Tarpon Coast GW Club/Silver Bullet...


Pot Roast on a Boat???  


Last Modified Aug 26, 2009 - in Dining Aboard    
BAG 'n SEASON packets work great when preparing meals onboard.  (A BAG 'n SEASON  is a cooking bag w/seasoning mix found in most supermarkets.)  There are a variety of seasoning choices available. Pot Roast::  I cook the pot roast the evening before we go b...


Hot/Cold Pack  


Created on Aug 11, 2009 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Techni Ice is a hot/cold pack that comes in handy on  your boat.  We freeze a pack and then place it in our cooler to keep the ice for a longer period of time.  It can also be heated in the microwave onboard and used as a heat pack for aches and pains. Techni Ice is distribute...


Fluid Levels in Your Batteries  


Last Modified Oct 06, 2009 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Keep a bottle of distilled water & a turkey baster on board just in case your fluid levels get low.  Submitted by Tampa Bay/Tarpon Coast GW Club/Silver Bullet...


No Bugs on My Boat!  


Last Modified Aug 11, 2009 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Keep a few roach and ant motel packets in the cabin and on deck to help keep those unwanted pests away.  Also a good repellent is Thermacell and it can be found at Walmart. Submitted by Tampa Bay/Tarpon Coast GW Club/Silver Bullet...


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