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.

 

Everyday prop care and maintenance   


Last Modified Oct 22, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Before you head out on the water, take a minute to look for potential issues you might have missed when you last put up your Grady-White–things like fishing line or debris wrapped around the prop shaft. Make sure the prop nuts and fittings are tight. ...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (17137 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 (7035 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 (3041 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 (2934 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 (2895 views)  


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


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:   ...


Seacock Operation: Learn how to use these important components  


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:   ...


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....


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