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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.

Heavy Duty Felt Pads Work Wonders

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    • Maintenance
Heavy Duty Felt Pads provide protection for your boat and come in a variety of sizes. They are typically used to protect floors and tabletops and can be purchased at a variety of stores.

Combat Sea Sickness

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    • Fishing
To combat sea sickness, I use the product "trip tone" and a "relief band device". The "relief band device" is worn like a watch…

Sweet Scents

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

Keep Your Refrigerator & Microwave Fresh

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    • Maintenance
To help keep the refrigerator and microwave "fresh" after use, store a box of baking soda inside.

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.

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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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
    • 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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    • Enjoying Your Day, Comfortably
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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    • Maintenance
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.

Strataglass Maintenance

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    • Maintenance
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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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...