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.

 

An App for your Anchore  


Created on Aug 28, 2015 - in Ports of Call and Places to Anchor    
If you anchor out overnight, there are great phone apps available that sound an alarm if your anchor drags. While all chart plotters have the ability to do the same thing, they can greatly draw down your house and/or starting battery(s) if left on overnight. The apps are easy to use and you ...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (21972 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 (8337 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.   ...


Fuel System Tank Filling: Proper fueling helps ensure safety and efficiency (3790 views)  


Last Modified Sep 17, 2012 - in Power Points: Performance and Efficiency    
Thanks to the innovative SeaV2 hull design, Grady-Whites are naturally fuel efficient, so you get more bang for your buck at the pump. When it’s time to refuel, be sure you’re using the proper technique as shown in this video.   ...


Clean Up Mildew Spots (3468 views)  


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


Spring Tip: Freshwater Flush (3465 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 ...


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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