Where can I buy a cover for my older Grady-White boat?
Of course, your local dealer can recommend a canvas shop to make you a custom cover for the very best fit. But if you want to explore other options, we’ve been told these folks do a good job on boat covers. Here’s a link to a company that makes covers for the older Gradys. Boat Covers Direct
Can I repower my older Grady-White with new four stroke power?
The three most important factors to consider when repowering an older Grady-White with four stroke power are:
- engine weight
- engine centers on twin engine applications, and
- maintenance of the boat.
Older Grady-White boats were designed for the lighter two stroke engines available at the time. Before purchasing the heavier four stroke engines, we recommend simulating the additional weight of the four stroke engine(s), while the boat is at rest in the water, to see how the additional weight affects the waterline of the boat.
On older twin engine boats, the two stroke engines are mounted on 26" centers. This means there are 26 inches in between the midpoint of the location of where each engine is mounted on the transom. Because the engine block and cowlings of the four strokes are wider, the engines must be mounted further apart: 28 1/2" for transom mounted engines and 29" for twin engine bracketed boats. Engine centers do not apply to single engine installations.
Even with the best maintained boat, it is good practice to have a qualified marine technician administer the installation of any engine repower. Your local Grady-White dealer can also assist with engine repowering suggestions. Find your dealer here.
Where can I find information on troubleshooting, installation and basic operation of my trim tabs on my Grady-White?
Bennett Trim tabs, manufacturers of the high quality trim tabs that Grady-White uses, has produced some very nice instructional videos about trim tabs including troubleshooting, installation and basic operation. Learn more here: http://www.bennetttrimtabs.com/tech-help/
What is the maximum horsepower rating for my Grady-White?
You can find maximum horsepower ratings for new and used Grady-Whites by searching model year catalogs/brochures available online for download in PDF format by visiting our Brochures page. Archived brochures are available here. For new boats, maximum horsepower information as well as other information on engine options that we have tested and recommend can be found under performance data listed with each boat on our website's Models page. Choose your boat of interest and then select the Performance button for more information.
How do I remove the cockpit bolsters?
Cockpit bolsters are held in position by clips fastened to the boat. The bolsters feature mounting brackets on the back that allow them to hang on the clips. In addition, the bottom edges of the bolsters are secured to the boat with screws. Remove the screws by inserting a screwdriver into holes along the bottom edge of the bolster. You may have to lie down on the deck to locate the screw access holes. After removing the screws, work the bolsters up and off of the mounting brackets.
Where can I find information on my older model Grady-White?
Grady-White catalogs are available going back to the wooden boat era in the 1960s. Many of them have much detail on specifications and other information and are available for download in PDF format by visiting our Archived Brochures page.
What kind of engines does Grady-White use on their boats?
Grady-White uses the latest four stroke outboard technology from the Yamaha Motor Corporation. Grady-White has chosen to partner with Yamaha Marine because of their superior performance, consistent quality, and terrific technology over the years. Our factory technicians will pre-rig and install your choice of Yamaha four stroke engines. To learn more about the performance specifications of a particular boat and engine combination, choose a boat model from our Models page and click the Performance button, then choose an engine package to see the full results.
Where can I find parts for my Grady-White Boat?
Parts can be obtained by contacting your nearest Grady-White dealership. They can assist with pricing and lead time if the part is not in stock at their facility. If the dealer is not close by, they can usually process your order by phone and have the part(s) drop-shipped to you directly. You can find your nearest Grady-White dealer here.