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How's My Waterway

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Find out information about the conditions of your local waterways by visiting the US Environmental Protection Agency's new app and website How's My Waterway http://watersgeo...

Storage Is Always At A Premium

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At the end of a cruise or fishing trip, I drain and rinse my live-well, then I place my cans of water, pop, etc. in the well before it is put into a dry dock at the Marina. ...

Thermofoil (Wood-Grain Accents) Care and Cleaning Guide

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Regular Care and Cleaning (normal maintenance) Always use mild dish soap and a cotton cloth or non-abrasive sponge for cleaning purposes. A 50/50 mixture of water and Simple Green is acceptable too. ...

X Hose

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The X-Hose (as seen on TV) contracts to about 18 feet for storage, then expands to 50 feet when in use. We used this hose on a four day trip and it worked great. There are 3 sizes available. Easy storage, no kinks, and e...

Blue Freezer Containers

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In order to help our on board refrigerator, especially when first loading from the dock and on these hot summer days, I bring the Blue freezer containers (available at Walmart or Supermarkets) from the freezer at home. These Blue freezer packs fit in the on b...

Freezer

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Edge Star makes a 12 volt/110 freezer in various sizes. I have not had a chance to use it on the boat yet, but in the car and on the 12 volt cycle, it took one hour to reach the "freezer stage". It also work...

Be selective!

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Here’s the right way to use fuel system selector switches. ...

Fishing, Tendering/Kayaking and Cockpit Shelter

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Larry Wangberg usually keeps his 2004 Express 330, Unleashed, in San Diego, CA, but moved her temporarily to San Carlos, MX, to explore...

Attitude Adjustment: Trim Tabs 101

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Grady-White installs Bennett Marine hydraulic trim tabs, thanks to their reliability in adding to a great boating experience. Learn about trim tabs and po...

Anchor Windlass Operation: Use your windlass for quick and easy anchoring

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    • Boat Handling & Seamanship
Your boat's anchor can easily be paid out and hauled back in with an electric anchor windlass. Before your next outing, watch this video on anchor windlass operation to make sure you're getting the most out of this useful tool. ...

Cold Water Boating

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Every Grady-White captain should insist that all passengers wear a life jacket and dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature–NO EXCEPTIONS. Even if daytime temperatures are summer-like, immersion in water at or below 59° F can be dangerous. ...

Helm Master® How-To

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David Neese, vice president of engineering at Grady-White, explains operation of the incredible, intuitive, Yamaha Helm Master® digital steering system...

Grady Fest IV Boatkeeping Tips

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Great Grady owner-created ideas for custom touches, boatkeeping, and making The Grady Life even more enjoyable. First shown at Grady Fest IV, this video and accompanying PDF details were produced by the Tarpon Coast Grady-White Club. See adjacent Links & Files. ...

How to Charge Your Batteries with Dockside Power

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First, connect to dockside power. Here’s how: Verify that the external power source is a 3-wire grounded system with amperage and voltage ratings compatible with the boat’s AC system ratings. Be sure there is sufficient cable length to allow for normal...

Portable Rod Holder

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For a quick and easy rinse of my fishing rods I cut 7 or 8 17 inch pieces of PVC, filled a 5 gallon bucket about halfway with cement, placed the PVC pieces around the perimeter of the bucket. Once the cement hardens you have a nice dockside rod holder that is portable. Remember to raise the hand...

Spring Tip: Freshwater Flush

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With the arrival of warm weather, boating season now is a good time to flush your freshwater system and then refill your tank(s). Water in tanks sometimes stagnates for weeks at a time and can develop an odor from bacteria. There are many products ...