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.

 

Anchoring Basics for Fun on the Water  


Last Modified Jul 23, 2014 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Situational awareness and understanding the effects of current, tide, wind, and boat traffic are keys to anchoring safely and successfully. Watch this video for more tips.   ...


Ceviche on board  


Created on Jul 23, 2014 - in Dining Aboard    
Going fishing? Take along a two-gallon plastic bag, a handful of clean washed parsley, a big sweet onion and a tomato or two, maybe a chili pepper (depending on your tolerance for that), and a dozen limes. If you don’t have salt and pepper and hot sauce alre...


UV Exposure and Protection  


Last Modified Jul 22, 2014 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Why do some people get sunburn and others don’t? This mostly has to do with skin type or pigmentation–pale, dark, or in between–and the type of exposure to the sun (time of ...


Rub Rails  


Created on Jul 08, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
For my Marlin 300, I use the Mcguiers Tire Dressing (from Walmart) for my rub rails. Clean rub rail with mild soap, let dry, then spray (be careful not to get on deck floor as it will make it slippery) a clean rag with tire dressing and wipe over rub rail until it shines.  Y...


Storm Preparedness  


Last Modified Jun 25, 2014 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
When storms of summer and fall are in the forecast, consider these tips from BoatsUS on preparing and protecting your boat. Click on the images below to download these tips as printable PDFs. ...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (15695 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 (3953 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 (2932 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 (2802 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 (2741 views)  


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


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...


Safely Using Shore Power: Safe dockside power connection made easy.  


Last Modified Apr 20, 2012 - in Power Points: Performance and Efficiency    
Eric Sorensen, author of Sorensen's Guide to Powerboats, helped us with a video to explain in simple terms how to safely and surely connect to shore power to run your Grady-White’s onboard electrical equipment and appliances.   ...


Access to the Electrical Outlet  


Created on Mar 28, 2012 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
    Our berth foam mattress makes it difficult to access the electrical outlet in the cabin so I plugged in a short extension cord.  It is easy to plug in the extension cord, i...


Drain Holes Collectors  


Created on Mar 28, 2012 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
  To prevent items falling into the drain holes, located in the deck of the cabin, I ordered from the catalog, Home Trends, an item called "Hair Collectors".  It is easy to cut the plastic disks to f...


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