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.

 

UV Exposure and Protection  


Created on Jul 22, 2014 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Why do some people get sunburn and others don’t? This mostly has to do with skin type or pigmentation–pale, dark, or in between–and the type of exposure to the sun (time of day, season, altitude, latitude, snow, water, san...


Rub Rails  


Created on Jul 08, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
For my Marlin 300, I use the Mcguiers Tire Dressing (from Walmart) for my rub rails. Clean rub rail with mild soap, let dry, then spray (be careful not to get on deck floor as it will make it slippery) a clean rag with tire dressing and wipe over rub rail until it shines.  Y...


Storm Preparedness  


Last Modified Jun 25, 2014 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
When storms of summer and fall are in the forecast, consider these tips from BoatsUS on preparing and protecting your boat. Click on the images below to download these tips as printable PDFs. ...


Strataglass Maintenance  


Last Modified Jun 25, 2014 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
IMAR Strataglass is a superior vinyl canvas available on new Grady-Whites. Keep it clear with proper care.   ...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (15678 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 (3951 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 (2924 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 (2800 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 (2736 views)  


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


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...


Companionway Screening  


Created on Apr 08, 2010 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
Attach velcro with self stick glue and 1/4 inch screws every 12 inches around the inside of your companionway. Attach the mate velcro to a piece of screening cut to the same size as your companionway. Simply press the velcro screen to the companionway to install. Pull to remove. With the forward ...


Oyster Bruschetta  


Last Modified Mar 26, 2010 - in Dining Aboard    
Perfect for bringing out to the dock for a cocktail cruise. Shared by Michele Westlund with the Tarpon Coast Grady-White Club. Oyster Bruschetta from Michele Westlund, Sailfish 28' 8 tbs extra-virgin olive oil 2 t...


Non Skid  


Created on Feb 17, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Non skid steps:   I added 1" 3M non skid strips to the edge of the steps on my new Marlin 300. They help in wet weather and the black color helps define the edge of the step for those of us with bifocals.  Submitted by George Pacharis...


Waterway Guide  


Created on Feb 17, 2010 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Every boat should keep a book such as the "Waterway Guide" (found at West Marine- etc) on board. The information, phone numbers, charts etc. are invaluable and not subject to equipment failure. Submitted by Silver Bullet-Tampa & Tarpon Coast GW Club...


Sleep Sack  


Created on Feb 17, 2010 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
Are you tired of trying to arrange your sheets for sleep---check out the product "my dreamie"  at your Bed Bath and Beyond store.  You can purchase a "sleep sack " which is a ready made top and bottom sheet sewn together.  I keep the "sleep sack&q...


Cleaning Your Windshield  


Created on Jan 23, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
I bought the Windshield Wonder with Microfiber pad from Bed Bath Beyond for $9.99.  I have the darnedest time cleaning the inside of my boat windshield (actually my car as well) down towards the bottom of the glass. On my boat, I actually have to climb up on the helm dash and contort myself ...


Clean Up Mildew Spots  


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


Additional Storage  


Created on Jan 23, 2010 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
I removed the teak rails on the starboard side and installed shock cord. The racks can now hold numerous items that would not fit before. Submitted by Stanton L. Meltzer, Onwer of a 300 Marlin & 232 Gulfstream...


Sealing Hatches  


Created on Jan 23, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
When sealing a semi-permanent hatch such as a gas tank hatch or the like, try placing 80lb - 100lb monofilament fishing line around the innermost edge of the hatch lip (edge closest to the center of the opening) using...


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