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 (15689 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 (3952 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 (2931 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 (2740 views)  


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


The Efficiency Factor: Using Your Fuel System Properly  


Last Modified Aug 30, 2011 - in Power Points: Performance and Efficiency    
Grady-White’s great riding SeaV2® hull combined with today’s lightweight yet powerful 4-stroke outboard engines create a superior combination that is as reliable and efficient as boating has ever...


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 ...


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