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...


Navigating Inlets: Always--and especially in the spring--put safety first.  


Last Modified Mar 27, 2012 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Confidence, common sense and good boat handling skills help ensure your and your crew’s safety whe...


Be selective!  


Last Modified Jan 31, 2012 - in Power Points: Performance and Efficiency    
Here’s the right way to use fuel system selector switches. ...


Stay refreshed my friends! Using the freshwater system aboard your Grady-White.   


Created on Dec 29, 2011 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Every model Grady-White comes with an easy-to-clean fiberglass liner and every model is available with a freshwater system (standard on many models) that not only makes maintenance a breeze but washes off you, your glasses and the kids after they finally get ...


Fishing, Tendering/Kayaking and Cockpit Shelter  


Last Modified Nov 22, 2011 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
Larry Wangberg usually keeps his 2004 Express 330, Unleashed, in San Diego, CA, but moved her temporarily to San Carlos, MX, to explore the Sea of Cortez. While exploring his crew usually lives aboard, whether at a marina or on the hook. Here are a few of his custom touches for ...


Attitude Adjustment: Trim Tabs 101  


Last Modified Nov 22, 2011 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Grady-White installs Bennett Marine hydraulic trim tabs, thanks to their reliability in adding to a great boating experience. Learn about trim tabs and po...


Extra Storage on 246G Explorer  


Last Modified Nov 15, 2011 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
In order to get additional storage, I ordered plastic trays from Grady-White.  I cut them down 3/8" then 5200 them back together along with the under bracing.  I put them under the lids that access the battery compart...


For safety goodness sake! Register your VHF radio.  


Last Modified Oct 27, 2011 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
When you do, you’re a push button away from providing vital information to the Coast Guard. ...


Use your electrical systems safely and efficiently.  


Last Modified Sep 29, 2011 - in Power Points: Performance and Efficiency    
Many larger Grady-Whites including the 290, 300, 305, 330, 336...


The Efficiency Factor: Using Your Fuel System Properly  


Last Modified Aug 30, 2011 - in Power Points: Performance and Efficiency    
Grady-White’s great riding SeaV2® hull combined with today’s lightweight yet powerful 4-stroke outboard engines create a superior combination that is as reliable and efficient as boating has ever...


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