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.

 

Everyday prop care and maintenance   


Created on Oct 22, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Before you head out on the water, take a minute to look for potential issues you might have missed when you last put up your Grady-White–things like fishing line or debris wrapped around the prop shaft. Make sure the prop nuts and fittings are tight. ...


Polishing your propeller  


Last Modified Sep 29, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Thanks to performance, durability and great looks, Grady-Whites boats are factory equipped with reliable Yamaha engine(s) along with stainless props.  And though the props are “stainless” that doesn’t mean they are “stain proof.”...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (16994 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 (7002 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 (3027 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 (2910 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 (2880 views)  


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


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...


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...


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