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 (13253 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 (3792 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 (2821 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...


X Hose  


Created on Sep 21, 2012 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
The X-Hose (as seen on TV) contracts to about 18 feet for storage, then expands to 50 feet when in use.  We used this hose on a four day trip and it worked great. There are 3 sizes available. Easy storage, no kinks, and e...


Blue Freezer Containers  


Last Modified Sep 21, 2012 - in Dining Aboard    
In order to help our on board refrigerator, especially when first loading from the dock and on these hot summer days, I bring the Blue freezer containers (available at Walmart or Supermarkets) from the freezer at home. These Blue freezer packs fit in the on b...


Freezer  


Last Modified Sep 21, 2012 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Edge Star makes a 12 volt/110 freezer in various sizes. I have not had a chance to use it on the boat yet, but in the car and on the 12 volt cycle, it took one hour to reach the "freezer stage".  It also work...


Florida Resorts and Marinas  


Created on Sep 21, 2012 - in Ports of Call and Places to Anchor    
Here are some places to consider for your boating pleasure.    -- Longboat Key Resort and Marina -near Sarasota, Flor...


Boating Etiquette: Keep It Clean  


Last Modified Sep 17, 2012 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
  Pollution ruins the water for everybody. It kills fish and wildlife, detracts from the beauty of the landscape, and contaminates waterw...


Fuel System Tank Filling: Proper fueling helps ensure safety and efficiency  


Last Modified Sep 18, 2012 - in Power Points: Performance and Efficiency    
Thanks to the innovative SeaV2 hull design, Grady-Whites are naturally fuel efficient, so you get more bang for your buck at the pump. When it’s time to refuel, be sure you’re using the proper technique as shown in this video.   ...


Boating Etiquette: Docking and Relaunching  


Created on Aug 23, 2012 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
  Speed, efficiency and consideration are the bottom line to minding your manners while launching and docking your boat. Remember these etique...


Bilge Pump Operation: Get familiar with this important safety feature  


Created on Aug 23, 2012 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Bilge pumps serve the purpose of removing bilge water from your boat. Though they work automatically, you should still be familiar with their function. Watch this short video to learn how they operate.   ...


What To Do When Aground  


Created on Jul 18, 2012 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Running aground can happen even in perfect weather, despite using the latest navigation equipment and local charts. Plus, some submerged hazards or shallow waters may not be marked by a danger buoy. If you find yourself aground, don’t risk additional damage by immediately trying to power ...


Air Conditioner Operation: This Grady feature keeps you cool all summer long  


Created on Jul 18, 2012 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
In many climates, air conditioning is not just a luxury but a necessity. To learn how to use the Grady-White air conditioning system, watch this short video featuring Eric Sorensen, author of Sorensen’s Guide to Powerboats.   ...


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