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 (20645 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 (7414 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 (3346 views)  

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

Docking Tricks: Leaving Dockside in Wind or Current (3296 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....

Spring Tip: Freshwater Flush (3269 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 ...

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 ...

Moving your boat sideways  

Last Modified Jan 28, 2011 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Here is a good tip for those of you with dual engines and a bow thruster, sent in by an active member of a Grady-White Owners’ Club. You can pick up lots of boat handli...

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. ...

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