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Boating Etiquette: Watch Your Wake

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There’s nothing else quite like a day of cruising, but while you’re out there having fun, don’t forget about the waves your boa...

Anchor Windlass Usage

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Your anchor windlass is well designed to pay out and retrieve anchor rode (line) and chain. But it is NOT designed to...

Detailing for Youth

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Heres a website for wax that our Detailer down in Ft Myers has been bragging about. I ordered some from here and it's wonderful stuff. ...

Access to the Electrical Outlet

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
Our berth foam mattress makes it difficult to access the electrical outlet in the cabin so I plugged in...

Drain Holes Collectors

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To prevent items falling into the drain holes, located in the deck of the cabin, I ordered from the catalog, Home Trends, an item called "Hair Collectors". It is easy to cut the plastic disks to f...

Water Storage

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At an RV show--we picked up a folding five gallon water jug--which collapses as you use the water great for storage. Submitted by: ...

Be selective!

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Here’s the right way to use fuel system selector switches. ...

Fishing, Tendering/Kayaking and Cockpit Shelter

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Larry Wangberg usually keeps his 2004 Express 330, Unleashed, in San Diego, CA, but moved her temporarily to San Carlos, MX, to explore...

Attitude Adjustment: Trim Tabs 101

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Grady-White installs Bennett Marine hydraulic trim tabs, thanks to their reliability in adding to a great boating experience. Learn about trim tabs and po...

Rub Rails

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"I have struggled for a long time to get my rub rails looking good. The biggest problem is when the boat wax gets on the blue rubber and then of course the pilings that are always running into them leave bad marks. Anyway, I have tried many things ranging from SOS pads to acetone and never r...

National Safe Boating Week: May 17-23, 2014

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This is National Safe Boating Week. Today’s PFDs are more comfortable and easy to use. ...

Grady Fest IV Boatkeeping Tips

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Great Grady owner-created ideas for custom touches, boatkeeping, and making The Grady Life even more enjoyable. First shown at Grady Fest IV, this video and accompanying PDF details were produced by the Tarpon Coast Grady-White Club. See adjacent Links & Files. ...

How to Charge Your Batteries with Dockside Power

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First, connect to dockside power. Here’s how: Verify that the external power source is a 3-wire grounded system with amperage and voltage ratings compatible with the boat’s AC system ratings. Be sure there is sufficient cable length to allow for normal...

Portable Rod Holder

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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

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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 ...