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...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (13371 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 (3803 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 (2828 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 (2681 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 (2574 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...


You are being redirected. If you are not redirected within 10 seconds, click here.