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 (20702 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 (7420 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 (3347 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 (3298 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 ...


Docking Tricks: Leaving Dockside in Wind or Current (3297 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....


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...


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...


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