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.

 

Prep Inflatable PFDs for Summer  


Created on May 18, 2015 -    
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Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (20637 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 (7414 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.   ...


Clean Up Mildew Spots (3345 views)  


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


Docking Tricks: Leaving Dockside in Wind or Current (3294 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....


Spring Tip: Freshwater Flush (3257 views)  


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 ...


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.   ...


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...


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