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.

 
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Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (18064 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 (7207 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 (3144 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....


Clean Up Mildew Spots (3118 views)  


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


Seacock Operation: Learn how to use these important components (3045 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:   ...


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...


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...


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