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.

 

Anchoring Basics for Fun on the Water  


Last Modified Jul 23, 2014 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Situational awareness and understanding the effects of current, tide, wind, and boat traffic are keys to anchoring safely and successfully. Watch this video for more tips.   ...


Ceviche on board  


Last Modified Jul 23, 2014 - in Dining Aboard    
Ingredients: 1.5 lb. very fresh fish filet (freshly caught aboard your Grady-White is best)...


UV Exposure and Protection  


Last Modified Jul 22, 2014 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Why do some people get sunburn and others don’t? This mostly has to do with skin type or pigmentation–pale, dark, or in between–and the type of exposure to the sun (time of ...


Rub Rails  


Created on Jul 08, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
For my Marlin 300, I use the Mcguiers Tire Dressing (from Walmart) for my rub rails. Clean rub rail with mild soap, let dry, then spray (be careful not to get on deck floor as it will make it slippery) a clean rag with tire dressing and wipe over rub rail until it shines.  Y...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (15770 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 (3963 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 (2943 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 (2807 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 (2749 views)  


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


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....


Helm Master® How-To  


Last Modified May 21, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
David Neese, vice president of engineering at Grady-White, explains operation of the incredible, intuitive, Yamaha Helm Master® digital steering system aboard a Grady-White Freedom 375. The Grady Life just got even easier!   ...


National Safe Boating Week: May 18-24, 2013  


Last Modified May 16, 2014 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
    Grady-White aims to build the strongest, safest, most seaworthy boats of their size in the world because we believe that th...


Cold Water Boating  


Created on Apr 24, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Every Grady-White captain should insist that all passengers wear a life jacket and dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature–NO EXCEPTIONS. Even if daytime temperatures are summer-like, immersion in water at or below 59° F can be dangerous....


Anchor Windlass Operation: Use your windlass for quick and easy operation  


Last Modified Mar 28, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Your boat's anchor can easily be paid out and hauled back in with an electric anchor windlass. Before your next outing, watch this video on anchor windlass operation to make sure you're getting the most out of this useful tool.   ...


Windshield Washer Operation  


Created on Feb 20, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Good visibility is crucial to a safe and fun boating experience, so make sure you’re familiar with the operation of your Grady’s windshield washer by watching this short washer demonstration video:   ...


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