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   


Last Modified 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. ...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (17146 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 (7035 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 (3042 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 (2934 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 (2895 views)  


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


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...


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...


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