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. ...


Polishing your propeller  


Last Modified Sep 29, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Thanks to performance, durability and great looks, Grady-Whites boats are factory equipped with reliable Yamaha engine(s) along with stainless props.  And though the props are “stainless” that doesn’t mean they are “stain proof.”...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (17020 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 (7006 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 (3029 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 (2919 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 (2885 views)  


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


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.   ...


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.   ...


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