360 Express Abaco & back - Davit - Dinghy

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Hi Everyone,

This is our 2008 360 Express powered by three 2011 Yamaha 300 4 stroke engines. This summer, my wife and I took the boat to the Abaco and had the trip of a lifetime. We left our marina on St Simons Island Ga. and spent 2 amazing weeks exploring the Islands of the Bahamas. Just wish I could have stayed longer. The boat and all of it's systems worked perfectly. To get ready for the trip we added a davit system so we could have use of a dinghy for those hard to get to places and that really worked out great. This is our 4th Grady White and my personal favorite. We also own a Grady White center console 209 which we use in the rivers and near shore but for deep water fishing and cruising, you cant beat the comfort of the 360.

Happy Boating
CS
 

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Yes it is. It's put out by "Sideshift thrusters" and does a great job. Using that along with the Bow Thruster allows me to walk the boat sideways.
 

RussGW270

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Islander
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My dream boat.. well, except for that dinghy on the back...lol.. captain goes down with his ship!.. ok, maybe not... lol

If I had the money .. and my wife ever kicks me out.. I will find it :p

Express 33, that is what I would have ;)
 

usmm1234

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Hi Everyone,

This is our 2008 360 Express powered by three 2011 Yamaha 300 4 stroke engines. This summer, my wife and I took the boat to the Abaco and had the trip of a lifetime. We left our marina on St Simons Island Ga. and spent 2 amazing weeks exploring the Islands of the Bahamas. Just wish I could have stayed longer. The boat and all of it's systems worked perfectly. To get ready for the trip we added a davit system so we could have use of a dinghy for those hard to get to places and that really worked out great. This is our 4th Grady White and my personal favorite. We also own a Grady White center console 209 which we use in the rivers and near shore but for deep water fishing and cruising, you cant beat the comfort of the 360.

Happy Boating
CS
We stopped and spoke to you at the fuel dock in Hopetown. We were in a 23 Aulbury rental. We asked you about cruising on the boat. You gave it 2 thumbs up. We came home and bought a 2002 330 Express with new Suzuki’s and a new gen set. I ran it home by water from Naples FL to Myrtle Beach SC. We were planning on the Abacos next spring, but it looks like we will go up North while they rebuild in the Bahamas.
 
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Hi Everyone,

This is our 2008 360 Express powered by three 2011 Yamaha 300 4 stroke engines. This summer, my wife and I took the boat to the Abaco and had the trip of a lifetime. We left our marina on St Simons Island Ga. and spent 2 amazing weeks exploring the Islands of the Bahamas. Just wish I could have stayed longer. The boat and all of it's systems worked perfectly. To get ready for the trip we added a davit system so we could have use of a dinghy for those hard to get to places and that really worked out great. This is our 4th Grady White and my personal favorite. We also own a Grady White center console 209 which we use in the rivers and near shore but for deep water fishing and cruising, you cant beat the comfort of the 360.

Happy Boating
CS

I am new to the Grady owner world. I checked off fishing off Oregon Inlet from my bucket list this past summer. With new electronics planned for the winter our next adventure would be the Bahamas. Unfortunately they took a hit a couple of weeks ago that might take a year to rebuild. How did you plan your trip? Any concerns of theft or foul play when touring the islands? Any problems with fuel at local marinas?
 

usmm1234

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I am new to the Grady owner world. I checked off fishing off Oregon Inlet from my bucket list this past summer. With new electronics planned for the winter our next adventure would be the Bahamas. Unfortunately they took a hit a couple of weeks ago that might take a year to rebuild. How did you plan your trip? Any concerns of theft or foul play when touring the islands? Any problems with fuel at local marinas?
The Bahamas are great. Very safe if you stick to places like Bimini, Walkers, The Abacos, Eleuthera, etc. Those are places that are frequented constantly by cruisers and fishermen from the US. Fuel is not an issue at the Sportfishing areas and marinas. Go for it!
 
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the side shift videos are pretty cool. nice product. I was looking for the davit demo!
I purchased the Davit from a guy in Alaska who makes them. Found him on youtube of all places. We had to modify it and add two additional supports to handle the weight of the Dinghy when swinging it over the side but it has worked good for us. You can see his videos on youtube by typing "Jahrig Aluminum Boat Davit" . That's the same one we purchased.
 

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Nice compact davit. I like how easy it swings. Do you have a motor on the clocking feature or is it manual? Post a video of your boat some time if you have the chance.