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Anchoring Basics for Fun on the Water

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Situational awareness and understanding the effects of current, tide, wind, and boat traffic are keys to anchoring safely and successfully. Watch this video for more tips. ...

Ceviche on board

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    • Dining Aboard
Ingredients: 1.5 lb. very fresh fish filet (freshly caught aboard your Grady-White is best)...

UV Exposure and Protection

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    • 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 ...

Docking Tricks: Leaving Dockside in Wind or Current

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    • 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…

Anchoring Your Boat

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Knowing safe anchoring techniques adds to your boating pleasure. Here are steps to remember.

Romantic Ambiance

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
    • Dining Aboard
Eileen Wahlburg, Tarpon Coast Grady-White Club member, uses Glade flameless candles powered by two A batteries. These “candles” are nice on the dining table, are safe to use aboard, and go out automatically.

Keep Cabins Clean: Floor Mats

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    • Maintenance
Depending on your model, there is likely a rubber-backed bathmat that will fit in front of your cabin door. This helps avoid tracking water…

Rub Rails

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    • Maintenance
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...

A Great Wax to Use

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    • Maintenance
An easy way to keep a light wax on your boat is Eagle One Wax as U Dry product used after you wash your boat. I use this from bow to engines.

Fleet Traveling Safety

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
When traveling as a fleet in line make sure the first mate has an orange towel available to wave when boat slows or stops this alerts the boat behind you etc.

Storm Preparedness

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    • 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. ...

Keep Your Cabin Dry & Mildew Free

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    • Maintenance
In humid areas like South Florida, keeping your cabin dry and mildew free when not using your boat is very important.

Bath Mats Come In Handy

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
To help keep our 30 Marlin cabin cleaner, we place rubber shelving material cut to size with a thin towel or bath mat (approx 24 inches) at the entrance to cabin.

Heavy Duty Felt Pads Work Wonders

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
    • Maintenance
Heavy Duty Felt Pads provide protection for your boat and come in a variety of sizes. They are typically used to protect floors and tabletops and can be purchased at a variety of stores.

Combat Sea Sickness

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
    • Fishing
To combat sea sickness, I use the product "trip tone" and a "relief band device". The "relief band device" is worn like a watch…

Sweet Scents

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
To help keep your cabin smelling "sweet", put a small can of "California car scents " in an unsealed plastic zip lock bag…

Keep Your Refrigerator & Microwave Fresh

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    • Maintenance
To help keep the refrigerator and microwave "fresh" after use, store a box of baking soda inside.

Fluid Levels in Your Batteries

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Keep a bottle of distilled water & a turkey baster on board just in case your fluid levels get low.

Protect Your Head

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You can keep from shattering you head when the going gets rough if you put a peace of foam pipe insulation on the hard top brace leg that is behind the cockpit seats.