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 (17018 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 (7005 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 (2918 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...


Sleep Sack  


Created on Feb 17, 2010 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
Are you tired of trying to arrange your sheets for sleep---check out the product "my dreamie"  at your Bed Bath and Beyond store.  You can purchase a "sleep sack " which is a ready made top and bottom sheet sewn together.  I keep the "sleep sack&q...


Cleaning Your Windshield  


Created on Jan 23, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
I bought the Windshield Wonder with Microfiber pad from Bed Bath Beyond for $9.99.  I have the darnedest time cleaning the inside of my boat windshield (actually my car as well) down towards the bottom of the glass. On my boat, I actually have to climb up on the helm dash and contort myself ...


Clean Up Mildew Spots  


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


Additional Storage  


Created on Jan 23, 2010 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
I removed the teak rails on the starboard side and installed shock cord. The racks can now hold numerous items that would not fit before. Submitted by Stanton L. Meltzer, Onwer of a 300 Marlin & 232 Gulfstream...


Sealing Hatches  


Created on Jan 23, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
When sealing a semi-permanent hatch such as a gas tank hatch or the like, try placing 80lb - 100lb monofilament fishing line around the innermost edge of the hatch lip (edge closest to the center of the opening) using...


Removing Stains  


Created on Jan 23, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Dried blood and fish slime on our figerglass deck plates and inner hull liner were difficult stains to remove. We found that 'Scrubbing Bubbles' bathroom bleach in its spray bottle was an easy solution to a daily chore on our Charter Fishing Boat. Submitted by Brian D. Tutty...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide  


Last Modified Mar 03, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
NOTE: Please refer to your owner's manual for more details. You may also s...


Non Slip Deck  


Created on Dec 10, 2009 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
I have found that Nuteak works well for a beautiful non slip deck. It's stain resistant and holds a 20 year guarantee.  It is really great stuff. Submitted by Mike Clark...


An Idea For Storage  


Created on Dec 10, 2009 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Keep a collapsible bucket on boat for easy storage.  The bucket can be found at most boating stores and when not in use, it stows easily.  The bucket works great to rinse lures/collect trash/turning green!!/etc.  Also it's a good idea to keep 2 gallon jugs of water on board.-the wa...


It Pays To Be Ready  


Created on Dec 10, 2009 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Prepare for docking by putting lines on all cleats and by having the boat hook pole ready in a rod holder.  By doing this, if you have a sudden change like the wind blowing up quickly or the dock master redirecting you, you'll be ready.  You don't need to be trying to put out new l...


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