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 (17689 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 (7136 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 (3099 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....


Clean Up Mildew Spots (3040 views)  


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


Seacock Operation: Learn how to use these important components (3009 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:   ...


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...


Safety first in rougher water!  


Last Modified Aug 28, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Thanks to Dave Lear and Saltwater Sportsman for these rougher water boating tips. Slow down. Slower speeds allow better reaction time. Adjust the throttle to ascend/descend waves to avoid taking on water. Use the trim tabs carefully. Too much down tab can...


Download the ABYC Safety App  


Created on Jul 23, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Download the American Boat & Yacht Council's new iPhone app to make sure you have the right safety gear on your boat! From the ...


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


Last Modified Jul 24, 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.   ...


10 Hurricane Tips for Boaters  


Created on Jul 23, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
 By Kevin Falvey, Boating Magazine Storm surge causes the most damage to boats, not w...


Apply Sunscreen Every Hour  


Last Modified Jun 14, 2013 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Boating fun in the sun means using sunscreen protection correctl...


Pre-Departure Checklist: Captains should cover basics with the crew  


Last Modified Jun 21, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Before leaving the dock for a day of fun in your Grady-White, prepare for the unexpected by using a pre-departure checklist. David Neese, vice president of engineering at Grady-White, explains more in this video.   ...


Stain Remover  


Created on Jun 04, 2013 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
I have found that the best way to clean stubborn stains is by using a product called Bar Keepers Friend. You can use it on pretty much anything. It will not scratch metal, fiberglass, glass or plastic. It is the best thing I have found to remove mildew a...


Boat Bumpers  


Created on May 22, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Here is a quick and easy way to set your boat bumpers when docking....


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