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Quick Reference Maintenance Guide

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

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.

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.

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.

The Art of Tossing a Coiled Line

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Thanks to joystick controls and the Captain Grady app operations guide, almost anyone can dock a Grady-White like a pro. But there are still skills involved in smart line handling. One is the art of tossing a coiled line.

Tips on Trips: Visiting Other Countries and States Aboard Your Grady-White

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Fishing
    • Ports of Call and Places to Anchor
Cast off for Bimini, the Bahamas, Canada, Mexico, the Inside Passage, the Tortugas, or even to a neighboring state, but be absolutely sure you understand and stay compliant with the rules and regulations for each and every place you visit.

Four Fire Extinguisher Myths Debunked

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    • Maintenance
    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Learn about four fire extinguisher misconceptions in this video from the BoatUS Foundation.

Calibrating Your Trim Tabs

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    • Maintenance
    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Performance and Efficiency
    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
Boating expert Eric Sorensen gives a video demonstration of the simple but important task of calibrating trim tabs for proper performance.

Planning Your Purchase

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    • Customer-ization: Owners' Personal Touches
    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
    • Performance and Efficiency
    • Fishing
    • Dining Aboard
    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Trailering
    • Maintenance
Thanks to Jim Hendricks and Sport Fishing magazine for "25 steps to buying and equipping your ultimate sportfishing boat."

Using Headway, Wind and Current at the Dock

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Performance and Efficiency
Well-known boating authority and expert boat handler Eric Sorensen demonstrates a few "tricks of the trade" in handling your Grady-White as you approach the dock.

Trim Tabs

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • Performance and Efficiency
One of the most often-asked questions about boat operation is how best to use trim tabs. Take a look at expert boat captain Eric Sorensen as he explains tips.

Fender Tying

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Learn how to use fenders to protect your boat when tying up at a dock.

Tying to a Piling

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Eric Sorensen shows us some "tricks of the trade" in tying up safely and securely to a piling.

Get More Out of Your GPS/Chartplotter

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
“How to Use GPS” is the newest online course from the BoatUS Foundation

Top Ten Boating Apps

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Learn about ten great mobile apps that help boaters and fisherman.

It Pays To Be Ready

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Prepare for docking by putting lines on all cleats and by...

Moving your boat sideways

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Here is a good tip for those of you with dual engines and a bow thruster, sent in by an ...

The Proper Props

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
The numbers and letters associated with a boat’s propeller designation often don’t mean much to boat owners. When we are talking about propellers, a 15½ × ...