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. ...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (17409 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 (7104 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 (3078 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 (2978 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 (2964 views)  


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


Non Skid  


Created on Feb 17, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Non skid steps:   I added 1" 3M non skid strips to the edge of the steps on my new Marlin 300. They help in wet weather and the black color helps define the edge of the step for those of us with bifocals.  Submitted by George Pacharis...


Waterway Guide  


Created on Feb 17, 2010 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Every boat should keep a book such as the "Waterway Guide" (found at West Marine- etc) on board. The information, phone numbers, charts etc. are invaluable and not subject to equipment failure. Submitted by Silver Bullet-Tampa & Tarpon Coast GW Club...


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...


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