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...


Spring Tip: Freshwater Flush  


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 ...


Electrical Load Management  


Last Modified Mar 20, 2014 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
David Neese, VP of engineering, aboard the Freedom 375, explains the basics of electrical load management and generator operation for Gradys equipped with 8kW generators.   ...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide (13293 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 (3800 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 (2826 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 (2676 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 (2570 views)  


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


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...


Removing Stains  


Created on Jan 23, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Dried blood and fish slime on our figerglass deck plates and inner hull liner were difficult stains to remove. We found that 'Scrubbing Bubbles' bathroom bleach in its spray bottle was an easy solution to a daily chore on our Charter Fishing Boat. Submitted by Brian D. Tutty...


Quick Reference Maintenance Guide  


Last Modified Mar 03, 2010 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
NOTE: Please refer to your owner's manual for more details. You may also s...


Non Slip Deck  


Created on Dec 10, 2009 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
I have found that Nuteak works well for a beautiful non slip deck. It's stain resistant and holds a 20 year guarantee.  It is really great stuff. Submitted by Mike Clark...


An Idea For Storage  


Created on Dec 10, 2009 - in Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably    
Keep a collapsible bucket on boat for easy storage.  The bucket can be found at most boating stores and when not in use, it stows easily.  The bucket works great to rinse lures/collect trash/turning green!!/etc.  Also it's a good idea to keep 2 gallon jugs of water on board.-the wa...


It Pays To Be Ready  


Created on Dec 10, 2009 - in Boat Handling / Seamanship    
Prepare for docking by putting lines on all cleats and by having the boat hook pole ready in a rod holder.  By doing this, if you have a sudden change like the wind blowing up quickly or the dock master redirecting you, you'll be ready.  You don't need to be trying to put out new l...


Sump Pump  


Created on Nov 05, 2009 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
Hydrogen peroxide is helpful in removing the mildew smell from your shower sump pump.  Shut off the shower pump then pour hydrogen peroxide down the drain into the sump pump.  Allow it to sit for 1 hour before turning it back on.  You should be able to notice a difference...


Trailering Safety  


Created on Oct 06, 2009 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
For added safety while towing your boat, add tie down straps to secure you boat to your trailer.  You may need to put a reminder note on your dash to remove the straps prior to launching. Submitted by Silver Bullet/Tampa Bay & Tarpon Coast GW Club...


Solar Cell Battery Charger  


Created on Oct 06, 2009 - in Deckhand's Maintenance Tricks    
We keep a inexpensive solar trickle cell battery charger hooked up to our boat batteries while the boat is in storage.  We switch the charge periodically on each battery.  Submitted by Silver Bullet/Tampa Bay & Tarpon Coast GW Club...


Prepare for Storage  


Created on Oct 06, 2009 - in Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches    
A custom storage canvas is a great way to protect your boat and engines while in storage.  You can even get the canvas large enough to cover the trailer tires.  We have snaps attached to the trailer wheel wells to help keep the canvas in place.  Submitted by Silver Bullet/T...


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