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  


Last Modified Jul 23, 2014 - in Dining Aboard    
Ingredients: 1.5 lb. very fresh fish filet (freshly caught aboard your Grady-White is best)...


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...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (15800 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 (3971 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 (2951 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 (2812 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 (2754 views)  


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


Water Storage  


Last Modified Apr 04, 2012 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
  At an RV show--we picked up a folding five gallon water jug--which collapses as you use the water great for storage. Submitted by: ...


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...


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