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Electrical Load Management

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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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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
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...

Download the ABYC Safety App

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Download the American Boat & Yacht Council's new iPhone app to make sure you have the right safety gear on your boat! From the ...

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. ...

Keeping Your Brightwork Looking Good

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Aluminum Wash with mild soap and water (ex. Ivory liquid) after each use and every 2-3 weeks that the boat is left outside in a marine environment. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaning products as they can remove the anodized coating which will cause pitting.

Winterizing Your Boat Systems

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If you live where the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit then it is important to winterize all of your boat systems.

Trailer Maintenance Tips: Bearings, Tires and Spare Parts

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The wheel bearings are the most important maintenance item on your trailer. Every time you launch your boat, the trailer axles and wheel bearings are submersed in water at least twice. Trailer bearings get warm…

Vinegar Kills Mold

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Mold is a living organism that can form in dark wet areas. For many years the standard method of killing mold has been with bleach diluted with water. This method works well on most hard surfaces but is not…

Quick Reference Trailering Checklist

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Before Trailering Properly attach the hitch, safety chains and emergency brake system cable securely to the vehicle. Retract and or swing the tongue jack up and secure it. Plug the trail...