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 (13287 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 (3799 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 (2825 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 (2676 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 (2569 views)  


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


Used Properly, Trim Tabs Add Enjoyment to Your Grady Day  


Last Modified Aug 30, 2011 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
              Trim tabs adjust the attitude of a boat in motion and will aid in trimming t...


Battery Select Switches  


Last Modified Aug 30, 2011 - in Power Points: Performance and Efficiency    
              Battery select switches are found on boats with two or more batteries. They...


Prevent 'Gutter' Black Streaks   


Created on Aug 29, 2011 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
The Grady Express models that are kept outdoors sometimes get black streaks down the side of the hull mid-ships where the "gutter" from the forward deck ran back and drained overboard. Every time it rains I would get the very hard to remove streaks from the rub rail to the water line ju...


Stop Engine Thief  


Created on Aug 02, 2011 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
  Lower Unit Stop Thief - This simple lock will protect the lower unit and/or the whole motor when installed properly. Keep thieves away from your engine with this simple, inexpensive deterrent.      Submitted By:  Philip Osborne...


Basic Boating Knots  details


Created on May 25, 2011 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
If you already know these basics, share them with your kids and crew.


Arm Rest Covers  


Last Modified Apr 28, 2011 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
  We have a Journey (25' Walk-around) that we are very fond of ever since we bought it in 2005.  As time passed, the resting  arms of the chairs got very dirty, despite efforts to keep them clean.  We tried one of our son's low cut quarter socks over the arm r...


The Proper Props  


Last Modified Mar 15, 2011 - in Power Points: Performance and Efficiency    
The numbers and letters associated with a boat’s propeller designation often don’t mean much to boat owners. When we are talking about propellers, a 15½ × ...


Use your dockside power safely and efficiently.  


Last Modified Feb 23, 2011 - in Power Points: Performance and Efficiency    
              The dockside power feature allows the use of...


Why Not Run Engine with Battery Switch on "Both"  


Created on Feb 04, 2011 - in Power Points: Performance and Efficiency    
I would like to know why not run engine with battery switch on "both" as recommended on the Maintenance Guide....I do it every time out on the water without a known problem.  Robert Van Meter ...


Moving your boat sideways  


Last Modified Jan 28, 2011 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Here is a good tip for those of you with dual engines and a bow thruster, sent in by an active member of a Grady-White Owners’ Club. You can pick up lots of boat handli...


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