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.

 

Portable Rod Holder  


Created on Apr 02, 2014 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
For a quick and easy rinse of my fishing rods I cut 7 or 8 17 inch pieces of PVC, filled a 5 gallon bucket about halfway with cement, placed the PVC pieces around the perimeter of the bucket. Once the cement hardens you have a nice dockside rod holder that is portable. Remember to raise the hand...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (13373 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 (3803 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 (2828 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 (2682 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 (2575 views)  


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


Raft-up 101  


Created on Jan 05, 2011 - in Follow Me: Trailering    
The following is a short list of items to remember when rafting 2 or more boats. First, what to bring: 1. Plenty of fenders for both sides of your boat. Fenders can never be too big or too many.  2. Plenty of dock and spring line. A...


Techniques for docking in wind and/or current  


Last Modified Dec 16, 2010 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Most Grady-White captains are good boat handlers, but as new generations come along and first mates graduate to captain, it’s a good idea to review the techniques.  ...


Draining your fuel tank  


Created on Nov 10, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
The best thing to do is to get a qualified Grady-White dealer or Marina to do it. If you are determined to do it yourself, the best way to drain it is to remove the fuel sending unit and siphon the fuel through there. ...


Winterizing Your Marine Electronics  


Last Modified Oct 21, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Fishfinders. Chart plotters. Radar and positioning systems. Communication devices. When you are winterizing your Grady-White, don’t forget your marine...


Manage Mold and Mildew  


Created on Oct 20, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
A clean boat is a happy boat, so follow these tips to keep your Grady happy for generations to come!   ...


ProFish windlass 700 installation  


Created on Sep 30, 2010 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
If you would like to see how to install a ProFish windlass 700 on a Journey 258, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K79s6BJfT30.     submitted by Dan Eisenberg...


West Marine Mildew Stain Remover  


Created on Sep 30, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
In order to get rid of mildew, I use West Marine Mildew Stain Remover.  I just spray the area and leave it on until the mildew disappears, then rinse.   submitted by Richard Lee...


Canvas Blade Covers  


Created on Jun 28, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
“I’ve found that windshield wiper blades quickly deteriorate in the hot Florida sun so, I had my canvas guy make a set of covers to protect the blades. In the event of rain, the covers are quickly removed with the Velcro enclosure." submitted by George Pacharis...


A/C Flushing  


Created on Jun 28, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
We all flush our Yammys after each use, why not the A/C system? I didn’t like the idea of leaving salt water in the air conditioner for an extended period of time, so I put together the fresh water flush adapter pictured below and installed the fitting in the ¾” hose after the ...


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