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Quick Reference Maintenance Guide

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    • Maintenance
    • Trailering
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    • Fishing
    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
Download our Quick Reference Maintenance Guide for quick tips on how to maintain your Grady.

Expert Tips for Fuel System Winterization and Maintenance

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Customers often ask if they should keep their fuel tanks empty or full during winter storage. If you research the subject, you will find people recommending both options, which is confusing for some Grady customers. We reached out to our Customer Relations Representatives to get the right answer for your Grady-White boat.

Keep Your Vinyl Looking New

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The best way to keep your vinyl looking new is to keep it covered and clean it regularly with a mild soapy water solution, followed by a thorough rinsing.

Cured Tuna Crudo

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    • Dining Aboard
You’re sure to impress guests with this Cured Tuna Crudo recipe that tastes as good as it looks.

Extend the Life of Your Boat Canvas

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    • Maintenance
A boat canvas can protect your boat from the elements, keep it clean, and generally make it look nice when the boat is not in use. But just like your boat equipment, your canvas can also benefit from and will last longer with a little bit of maintenance and care.

Quick and Easy Shrimp Scampi

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    • Dining Aboard
This time of year, everyone’s looking for a quick meal that’s not too heavy. If you live on the coast and can get fresh shrimp, it’s a good time to enjoy this easy and refreshing Shrimp Scampi recipe. It’s perfect on a bed of pasta alongside a refreshing Caesar salad. And voila, dinner is served!

Celebrating National Safe Boating Week

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
One thing Grady-White is passionate about is designing and constructing the ultimate seaworthy boat with a focus on safety. Hand in hand with a well-crafted, reliable, seaworthy boat, National Safe Boating Week reminds us all that proper planning and smart decisions when you’re on the water are the first steps in safe boating.

Trailering Safety

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    • Trailering
Having a great day on the water starts with a great trip to the dock if you trailer your boat. Before you head out with your boat and trailer, whether it be a short or long distance, here are some important things to consider.

Winter Prep for Summer Fun

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
For boaters who live in cold climates, winter can be a good time to get summer ready. Even if it’s not cold in your area, you can use a rainy day for a boating refresher. Brush up on the rules of the water and check out a selection of great apps that can help keep you and your crew safe.

Holiday Fish Chowder

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    • Dining Aboard
What to do with a package of fresh-frozen white meat fish? How about a steaming hot chowder? Here’s an idea for a simple chowder that fits the bill perfectly, just in time for the holidays.

Some Boat Winterizing Basics

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Your dealer knows the best techniques to ensure your Grady-White overwinters well. Start with water tank and engine and battery protection, plus adequate storage. Remember to stabilize your fuel supply. Most experts suggest you top off tanks and add the appropriate amount of stabilizer.

Low Country Boil

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    • Dining Aboard
Shrimp, corn on the cob, sausage, and new potatoes make up the Coastal South original, but clams, prawn and crayfish can give yours a regional twist.

Be Storm Prepared

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We all love those beautiful Grady days on the water, but as a responsible Grady owner, you have to deal with the rainy days, too—including the big storms. Take a look at some common sense tips to be better prepared.

Boating Safety Checklist

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
There are several easy, no-cost ways to be safe on the water.

Best Practices on Using Your VHF Radio

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Your VHF radio is one of the most important pieces of equipment on your boat. Watch this short video to learn the basics of VHF radio operation.

Bird Chaser

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    • Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches
Learn an easy, low-cost solution to keep birds away from your boat.

Boating with Dogs

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
If you enjoy boating, you probably enjoy taking your best friends out on your boat, especially if some of your best friends happen to have four legs and a tail. These tips can help you keep your pet safe and happy while out on the water.

Your Spring Boating “Preflight” Checklist

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
    • Performance and Efficiency
Review expert Eric Sorensen’s Boat US preflight checklist prior to your day on the water: float plan, fuel and freshwater levels, weather, tides and more.