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  1. Don Davis

    My New Soon To Be Fishing Partner

    Here’s my first grand child Nathan sitting at the helm last week, getting ready to take grampa fishing …
  2. Don Davis

    1999 228G Seafarer with Hardtop Total Weight Question

    Hello, I was wondering if someone knew the weight of the 228G with a hardtop? I have the 1999 model with the hardtop but the 1999 brochure tells me it’s 3000lbs and the 2000 brochure tells me it’s 3350lbs with the Grady bracket. I took it to a local scale today and from my calculations after...
  3. Don Davis

    Seafoam Starboard Install

    As Norcoastal was asking, I thought I would start a new thread showing the upgrade I did under the helm on my new to me 1999 Seafarer where the original material was rotten/delaminating from water. Seafoam starboard was an exact match and easy to work with, this will most likely last the life of...
  4. Don Davis

    Tell us about your boat/build

    I thought it would be great to hear from Grady owners about their boat and how they got to where they are today. So I will start, I have been fortunate to have a boat most of my life, nothing big but a boat to get on the water, one of my favourite places. I first stepped foot on a Grady 248...
  5. Don Davis

    Replacement Screw Covers

    I was wondering If someone may know where I can find replacement screw covers for around the switch panel and other areas in the cockpit? Mine are pretty brittle from the sun and many caps are missing, thanks, Don
  6. Don Davis

    How Secure a Danforth Style Anchor in the Anchor Lockerr

    Hello, I was hoping to get some advice on how to secure the anchor in the anchor locker on my 228 Seafarer. I bought a Kimpex 9lb Danforth style anchor and chain and hung it in the anchor locker. I went out fishing yesterday on the east coast of Vancouver Island and while heading back to the...
  7. Don Davis

    228G Seafarer Cabin Window Hinge

    Hello just wondering in someone might know where to find a replacement hinge piece for the side window in the cabin of a 228G Seafarer? I will include a picture. There are 3 of them on each window along the top that are tightened with allen wrenches, thanks , Don
  8. Don Davis

    Toilet Question/Need Advice

    Hello I hope everyone is well and safe during this Covid pandemic. I’m working through my To Do list on my Project Grady and need advice on the toilet as I have never had a toilet in a boat before only my camper. I will attach some photos of what it currently looks like in my boat. There is a...
  9. Don Davis

    Propellor being used on 228G Seafarer and 250 Four Stroke

    I had my new to me “Project” 1999 228G Seafarer in the water for the first time this weekend testing the 2012 DF250 Suzuki that I bought with 200 hrs on it. The prop that came with the motor is a four blade stainless 18 pitch by 14 3/8 Michigan Wheel Apollo. I ended up hitting the Rev limit as...
  10. Don Davis

    Floor board sealing (or not)

    Hello I’ve been working on my new to me 228G Seafarer and removed the floor panels to access and inspect and clean the water and fuel tank Compartments. I spent about 2 hours scraping and cleaning the old Sikaflex off. I realize that the floor panels need to be sealed for the majority of water...
  11. Don Davis

    Electronics Plug Identification Needed

    I was looking through all the various wires and plugs in the new to me 228G Seafarer and was wondering if anyone knew what this plug might connect to? So far I have found Garmin and Furuno wiring but this one had no names on it, any information or clues is greatly appreciated, thanks, Don
  12. Don Davis

    228G Seafarer Replacement Mooring Light and Post on Hardtop

    Hello, I've been looking for a replacement mooring light and post that mounts on the hardtop as mine is broken at the bottom. I can't seem to find an OEM replacement all the ones I have found are quite flimsy ie Victory supplier. Just wondering if anyone knows of a supplier for OEM Grady parts...
  13. Don Davis

    228G Seafarer Replacement Mooring Light and Post on Hardtop

    Hello, I've been looking for a replacement mooring light and post that mounts on the hardtop as mine is broken at the bottom. I can't seem to find an OEM replacement all the ones I have found are quite flimsy ie Victory supplier. Just wondering if anyone knows of a supplier for OEM Grady parts...
  14. Don Davis

    228G Seafarer Advice on inside cushions along gunwales

    Hello, I recently bought a project 1999 228G Seafarer from an auction in Vancouver BC and it was missing a lot of parts and pieces. I need to make the gunwale pads for both the port and starboard sides that also act as back rests for the stern seats at the transom. The clips are still on the...