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Protect Your Head

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You can keep from shattering you head when the going gets rough if you put a peace of foam pipe insulation on the hard top brace leg that is behind the cockpit seats.

Save Those Shopping Bags!

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No mater what size your boat is, (I have a 2000 22' Seafarer) you are always looking for ways to save space.

Solar Cell Battery Charger

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We keep a inexpensive solar trickle cell battery charger hooked up to our boat batteries while the boat is in storage. We switch the charge periodically on each battery.

Trailering Safety

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    • Trailering
For added safety while towing your boat, add tie down straps to secure you boat to your trailer. You may need to put a reminder note on your dash to remove the straps prior to launching.

Sump Pump

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Hydrogen peroxide is helpful in removing the mildew smell from your shower sump pump. Shut off the shower pump…

It Pays To Be Ready

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Prepare for docking by putting lines on all cleats and by having the boat hook pole ready in a rod holder.

An Idea For Storage

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Keep a collapsible bucket on boat for easy storage. The bucket can be found at most boating stores and when not in use, it stows easily.

Non Slip Deck

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
I have found that Nuteak works well for a beautiful non slip deck. It's stain resistant and holds a 20 year guarantee.

Strataglass Maintenance

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IMAR Strataglass is a superior vinyl canvas available on new Grady-Whites. Keep it clear with proper care. ...

Winterizing your boat

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Thanks to BoatUS for these great tips for protecting your boat that are helpful to all who know what a “White Christmas” looks like!

Freezing Shrimp

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    • Dining Aboard
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Freeze headed, unpeeled shrimp in durable quart-sized plastic containers with this sure-fire method for just-like-fresh taste.

Helm Master Tips

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Helm Master Tips from Grady-White Owner Dave Skinner #1 - If joystick released (hands off) at any time, all control and thrust is cancelled #2 - lateral joystick movement (in any direction) provides progressive thrust #3 - Returning to joystick center between major dire...

Prep Inflatable PFDs for Summer

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With their small size, inflatable life jackets keep you cool on a hot day, allow you to freely move around the boat, cast a line or raise sail, and come in a variety of belt and harness styles...

Fish Salad

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    • Dining Aboard
12 ounces cooked fish (leftover fresh grilled, poached, baked, even smoked fish) ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley (and/or cilantro) 2 hardboiled eggs...

An App for your Anchor

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
If you anchor out overnight, there are great phone apps available that sound an alarm if your anchor drags. While all chart plotters have the ability to do the same thing, they can greatly draw down your house and/or starting battery(s) if left on overnight. The apps are easy to use and you ...

BoatUS Online Course: All About Marine Radios

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Chances are the most important piece of safety gear aboard your Grady-White is the marine radio...and it's one of the least understood. A partnership between US Power Squadrons and BoatUS Foundation...

Fish Tacos

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Ingredients Six servings ...

A Month on the Other Side: A Family’s Bahamas Vacation

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    • Ports of Call and Places to Anchor
Paul and Debra Ghostine and their children, Joseph and Sarah, have enjoyed vacations the past three summers based out of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco. This year was the first time they made the crossing from Florida to West End and then the Green Turtle Club aboard their Express 370, Checked-Out. The Grady-White enabled them to go farther and longer through open water, sometimes in stormy less than optimal conditions.