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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 ...

Electrical Load Management

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    • 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. ...

Using the Five Position Lounge Seat

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Watch this video on our new patent pending five position lounge seat now available on the Freedom 225 and Freedom 255. ...

Quilted berth spreads

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Cher Clark has dressed up the forward vee berth and the aft berth of Lady Godiver, her and husband Dan’s Express 330, with quilted custom spreads. Her designs reflect the boating activities they enjoy on their Grady, and colorfully dress the cabin. ...

Dogs on Board

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Thanks to Boat U.S. for these pointers to keep in mind when you have your dog aboard: Familiarize the dog with the boat slowly. Give them a chance to sniff around and get their sea legs. It may help to start the engine so they are used the sound. Plan for falls ov...

Safety first in rougher water!

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Thanks to Dave Lear and Saltwater Sportsman for these rougher water boating tips. Slow down. Slower speeds allow better reaction time. Adjust the throttle to ascend/descend waves to avoid taking on water. Use the trim tabs carefully. Too much down tab can...

10 Hurricane Tips for Boaters

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By Kevin Falvey, Boating Magazine Storm surge causes the most damage to boats, not w...

Apply Sunscreen Every Hour

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Boating fun in the sun means using sunscreen protection correctl...

Pre-Departure Checklist: Captains should cover basics with the crew

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Before leaving the dock for a day of fun in your Grady-White, prepare for the unexpected by using a pre-departure checklist. David Neese, vice president of engineering at Grady-White, explains more in this video. ...

Stain Remover

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I have found that the best way to clean stubborn stains is by using a product called Bar Keepers Friend. You can use it on pretty much anything. It will not scratch metal, fiberglass, glass or plastic. It is the best thing I have found to remove mildew a...

Helm Master® How-To

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David Neese, vice president of engineering at Grady-White, explains operation of the incredible, intuitive, Yamaha Helm Master® digital steering system...

National Safe Boating Week: May 18-24, 2013

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Grady-White aims to build the strongest, safest, most seaworthy boats of their size in the world...

Cold Water Boating

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Every Grady-White captain should insist that all passengers wear a life jacket and dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature–NO EXCEPTIONS. Even if daytime temperatures are summer-like, immersion in water at or below 59° F can be dangerous. ...

Anchor Windlass Operation: Use your windlass for quick and easy anchoring

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Your boat's anchor can easily be paid out and hauled back in with an electric anchor windlass. Before your next outing, watch this video on anchor windlass operation to make sure you're getting the most out of this useful tool. ...