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Rub Rails

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    • Maintenance
For my Marlin 300, I use the Mcguiers Tire Dressing (from Walmart) for my rub rails. Clean rub rail with mild soap, let dry, then spray (be careful not to get on deck floor as it will make it slippery) a clean rag with tire dressing and wipe over rub rail until it shines. Y...

A Great Wax to Use

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An easy way to keep a light wax on your boat is Eagle One Wax as U Dry product used after you wash your boat. I use this from bow to engines.

Fleet Traveling Safety

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
When traveling as a fleet in line make sure the first mate has an orange towel available to wave when boat slows or stops this alerts the boat behind you etc.

Storm Preparedness

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
When storms of summer and fall are in the forecast, consider these tips from BoatsUS on preparing and protecting your boat. Click on the images below to download these tips as printable PDFs. ...

Keep Your Cabin Dry & Mildew Free

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
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In humid areas like South Florida, keeping your cabin dry and mildew free when not using your boat is very important.

Bath Mats Come In Handy

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
To help keep our 30 Marlin cabin cleaner, we place rubber shelving material cut to size with a thin towel or bath mat (approx 24 inches) at the entrance to cabin.

Sweet Scents

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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
To help keep your cabin smelling "sweet", put a small can of "California car scents " in an unsealed plastic zip lock bag…

Fluid Levels in Your Batteries

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Keep a bottle of distilled water & a turkey baster on board just in case your fluid levels get low.

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
    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
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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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
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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    • Dining Aboard
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.