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...


Spring Tip: Freshwater Flush  


Last Modified Mar 20, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
With the arrival of warm weather, boating season now is a good time to flush your freshwater system and then refill your tank(s). Water in tanks sometimes stagnates for weeks at a time and can develop an odor from bacteria. There are many products ...


Electrical Load Management  


Last Modified Mar 20, 2014 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
David Neese, VP of engineering, aboard the Freedom 375, explains the basics of electrical load management and generator operation for Gradys equipped with 8kW generators.   ...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (13262 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 (3793 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 (2822 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 (2673 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 (2567 views)  


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


Navigating Shallow Water by Pete McDonald  


Last Modified Jan 28, 2013 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
No one wants to run aground unexpectedly. Pete McDonald suggests nine tactics in a SportFishing magazine online article that use your sen...


Dehumidifier  


Last Modified Jan 02, 2013 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
  For the past three years, we have been using the West Marine air dryer with fan for a dehumidifier in our cabin.  The result has been a complete mold reduction.  It is easy to use, just plug it in.  No water drainage to deal w...


Bird Watching  


Last Modified Nov 28, 2012 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
My dad always taught me to read the color of the water to judge depth, but one other trick he showed me was to watch for groups of birds on the water.  They usually swim and fish where there are mounds or shallow spots.  If you spot a group of birds swimmi...


Boating Etiquette: Wake Crossing  


Created on Nov 14, 2012 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
On crowded, choppy water, especially on large lakes and coastal waters, wakes can be challenging. It's important to know the best way to cross a wake. Here are some good wake-crossing tips: If traffic allows, turn your direction to be almost parallel to the wake ...


Freezer Box Operation: This useful option extends your boating possibilities  


Created on Nov 12, 2012 - in From Start to FINish: Fishin' Tips    
The freezer boxes on several Grady-White models can be used as freezers, refrigerators or insulated storage. To ensure the most efficient operation possible, watch this short video on freezer box usage.   ...


How's My Waterway   


Last Modified Oct 26, 2012 - in Ports of Call and Places to Anchor    
Find out information about the conditions of your local waterways by visiting the US Environmental Protection Agency's new app and website How's My Waterway http://watersgeo....


Storage Is Always At A Premium  


Created on Oct 26, 2012 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
 At the end of a cruise or fishing trip, I drain and rinse my live-well, then I place my cans of water, pop, etc. in the well before it is put into a dry dock at the Marina.        ...


Thermofoil (Wood-Grain Accents) Care and Cleaning Guide  


Last Modified Oct 19, 2012 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Regular Care and Cleaning (normal maintenance) Always use mild dish soap and a cotton cloth or non-abrasive sponge for cleaning purposes. A 50/50 mixture of water and Simple Green is acceptable too. ...


Visit the U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Website  


Last Modified Oct 15, 2012 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety website...


Using Your Livewell: Get the most out of this convenient and useful feature  


Created on Oct 12, 2012 - in From Start to FINish: Fishin' Tips    
Grady-White livewells are fully insulated and equipped with a full-column distribution plenum to evenly circulate fresh seawater from top to bottom. Watch this short video to learn how to use this handy feature.   ...


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