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Your Spring Boating “Preflight” Checklist

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
    • Performance and Efficiency
Review expert Eric Sorensen’s Boat US preflight checklist prior to your day on the water: float plan, fuel and freshwater levels, weather, tides and more.

The Art of Tossing a Coiled Line

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Thanks to joystick controls and the Captain Grady app operations guide, almost anyone can dock a Grady-White like a pro. But there are still skills involved in smart line handling. One is the art of tossing a coiled line.

Tips on Trips: Visiting Other Countries and States Aboard Your Grady-White

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Fishing
    • Ports of Call and Places to Anchor
Cast off for Bimini, the Bahamas, Canada, Mexico, the Inside Passage, the Tortugas, or even to a neighboring state, but be absolutely sure you understand and stay compliant with the rules and regulations for each and every place you visit.

Four Fire Extinguisher Myths Debunked

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    • Maintenance
    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Learn about four fire extinguisher misconceptions in this video from the BoatUS Foundation.

Calibrating Your Trim Tabs

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    • Maintenance
    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Performance and Efficiency
    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
Boating expert Eric Sorensen gives a video demonstration of the simple but important task of calibrating trim tabs for proper performance.

Planning Your Purchase

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    • Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches
    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
    • Performance and Efficiency
    • Fishing
    • Dining Aboard
    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Trailering
    • Maintenance
Thanks to Jim Hendricks and Sport Fishing magazine for "25 steps to buying and equipping your ultimate sportfishing boat."

Using Headway, Wind and Current at the Dock

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Performance and Efficiency
Well-known boating authority and expert boat handler Eric Sorensen demonstrates a few "tricks of the trade" in handling your Grady-White as you approach the dock.

Trim Tabs

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Performance and Efficiency
One of the most often-asked questions about boat operation is how best to use trim tabs. Take a look at expert boat captain Eric Sorensen as he explains tips.

Fender Tying

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Learn how to use fenders to protect your boat when tying up at a dock.

Tying to a Piling

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Eric Sorensen shows us some "tricks of the trade" in tying up safely and securely to a piling.

Get More Out of Your GPS/Chartplotter

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
“How to Use GPS” is the newest online course from the BoatUS Foundation

Top Ten Boating Apps

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Learn about ten great mobile apps that help boaters and fisherman.

It Pays To Be Ready

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Prepare for docking by putting lines on all cleats and by...

Moving your boat sideways

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Here is a good tip for those of you with dual engines and a bow thruster, sent in by an ...

Quick Reference Maintenance Guide

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    • Maintenance
    • Trailering
    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Dining Aboard
    • Fishing
    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
NOTE: Please refer to your owner's manual for more details.

The Proper Props

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
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 × ...

Battery Select Switches

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Battery select switches are found on boats with two or more batteries. They...