Knowing safe anchoring methods adds to your boating pleasure. Here are steps to remember.
that the bitter end of your anchor line or cable is in fact firmly
attached to your boat, and that the line is ready for running free. The
rule of thumb for length of line needed is five to seven times the depth of the water. Going into the current or wind, slow your speed and then reverse engines. When the boat heads to stern, lower (don't throw)
the anchor. Make sure no one's feet are in the way of the line! When
enough line is out, stop engines and cleat the line forward to make sure
the anchor snags bottom. You should feel a halt to the boat's drift as
the anchor digs in. If the anchor is not holding, try letting out
When you are ready to depart and weigh anchor, power the boat slowly to
directly above where the anchor is, taking up slack in the line from
the bow. The anchor should break free when the line becomes vertical. If
it does not, secure the line and move slowly ahead a few yards.
Shrink-Wrap Your Grady for Great Winter Storage
Most of our dealers offer this service for winter protection.
The best boat covers are made of canvas as they protect and at the
same time breathe. Shrink wrapping also works well; we recommend using
shrink wrap vents to allow breathing, and exposing the gunnel gas
fill(s), to keep fumes out of the boat. Most of our dealers provide this
service for good winter protection. Click here to get contact information for the dealer nearest you!
Available in 3 sizes, our new docklines
feature a pre-spliced loop on one end to make securing your boat simple
and fast. Choose from several colors, all featuring the Grady-White
logo. There's a size to fit most any Grady!
Screensavers for Grady Fans: Did you know that Grady-White has updated Screensavers available for download?
Windows and Mac OS X compatible slideshow Screensavers
featuring all 24 new boat model images and can be accessed by Clicking here.
Loads of New Photos in Our Photo Galleries
Owners have been sending in shots and we've just posted a bunch of new ones. Take a look.