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.

 

Fish Salad  


Last Modified Jun 25, 2015 - in Dining Aboard    
  12 ounces cooked fish (leftover fresh grilled, poached, baked, even smoked fish) ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley (and/or cilantro) 2 hardboiled eggs...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (21130 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 (7474 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 (3385 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 (3369 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 (3329 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....


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 ...


Remote Boat Latch  


Created on Jun 23, 2010 - in Follow Me: Trailering    
I recently purhcased a SNAPPER Remote Boat Latch and it works great for launching and trailering my boat. I'm an older boater and the boat ramp I use is busy. This let's me get in and out of the water quickly. I also don't have to stand on the tongue of my trailer to winch the boat anymore. ...


Converting Analog TV to HDTV  


Last Modified Jun 23, 2010 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
  I converted the on-board analog Aquos television to be compatible with HDTV by purchasing a small LaSonic converter box from Amazon.com (Tivax works well also according to research performed b...


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