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 (17145 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...


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.   ...


Bow Thruster Operation: Enjoy easy boat handling at the dock with this feature  


Last Modified Jun 21, 2012 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Our bow thruster system makes boat handling at the dock a simpler task. To learn how to use the bow thruster, watch this short video featuring Eric Sorensen, author of Sorensen’s Guide to Powerboats.   ...


Boating Etiquette: Watch Your Wake  


Created on Jun 20, 2012 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
There’s nothing else quite like a day of cruising, but while you’re out there having fun, don’t forget about the waves your boa...


Rinse the outside of your Grady-White's gas tank(s) with fresh water at least twice a year.  


Last Modified May 24, 2012 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Prevent corrosion damage to your fuel tanks! Fuel tanks should be visually inspected and the exteriors rinsed off with fresh ...


The Saltwater Washdown: Cleanup is easy with this useful tool  


Created on May 21, 2012 - 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:   ...


Anchor Windlass Usage  


Last Modified May 22, 2012 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Your anchor windlass is well designed to pay out and retrieve anchor rode (line) and chain. But it is NOT designed to set the anchor and it's NOT designed to break the anchor free. ALWAYS secure the anchor rode to a bow cleat when you set the anchor and double check to make sure the rode is made ...


Detailing for Youth  


Created on May 02, 2012 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Heres a website for wax that our Detailer down in Ft Myers has been bragging about. I ordered some from here and it's wonderful stuff. Much nicer than the Armourall that I've been dousing my boats with for years!!! He has recommended the insulator wa...


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