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.

 

Prep Inflatable PFDs for Summer  


Created on May 18, 2015 -    
Courtesy of BoatUS ...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (20661 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 (7416 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.   ...


Clean Up Mildew Spots (3346 views)  


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


Docking Tricks: Leaving Dockside in Wind or Current (3296 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....


Spring Tip: Freshwater Flush (3279 views)  


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 ...


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...


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. ...


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