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Grady-White Spring Make Ready Checklist

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The following are general guidelines. Check your Grady-White owner’s manual for specifics and more detail. See your Grady dealership for assistance.

FUEL SYSTEM 

  • Inspect hoses, connections and tank surfaces.
  • Replace components as needed. 
  • Verify all fittings and clamps are properly secured.
  • Ensure the engine, exhaust, and all systems are functioning properly. 

CABLES & HOSES 

  • Check for any flaws, cracks or brittleness in the control cables.
  • Inspect fresh and raw water hoses/lines for cracks, swells, or any visible problem. Don't forget seacocks.

ELECTRICAL AND DIGITAL SYSTEMS

  • Inspect all electrical connections for cleanliness and tightness; corrosion may require attention.
  • Clean battery terminals with a wire bush if needed.
  • If you notice any irregularities in electrical or digital systems, have them inspected by a qualified technician at your Grady-White dealership.

FLUID LEVELS AND HYDRAULICS

  • Check hydraulic steering and trim tab levels. Top off if necessary.
  • Change engine oil, oil filter and lubricants if these tasks were not done prior to winterizing. 

PROPELLERS & HULLS 

  • Inspect propellers for dings, pitting, cracks or distortion. 
  • Make sure propeller is secured properly; replace parts as needed. 
  • Check hull for any cracks or dings.
  • Check through-hull fittings for integrity.
  • Clean the hull, deck, and topsides.

SAFETY GEAR 

  • Inspect life jackets to ensure they are in good condition; make sure there is one for each potential passenger. 
  • Check that fire extinguishers are fully charged, properly stowed and are the correct class for your vessel. 

MOST OF ALL

  • Happy Boating!

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