By Lenny Rudow
Grady-White Freedom 192: Video Tour in 90 Seconds
While filming How To videos at Norfolk Marine, Lenny Rudow took the time for a quick tour of this 19 foot dual console.
Hey! I want to give a quick shout-out to the folks at Norfolk Marine, and say thanks for letting us use your faciilites for two days of filming how to videos and new boats.
But I want to do something else too. I want to show you this Grady White Freedom. ‘Cause this is one cool little boat.
Dual console boats like this have become really popular in the last few years. You get a big cockpit you can fish from, and you get a nice bow cockpit you can just hang out in and relax.
One of the things I really like about Grady Whites (and you can see it on this 192 Freedom) is how well thought out they are. You don’t have to get down into the bilge to open and close the seacock, because they put this handle right here for the live well seacock.
Now let’s look at the livewell itself. Again, notice how well it’s been thought out. It’s got a gasket that tensions down against the lip so it doesn’t spill out when you’re running. And it’s got an overflow instead of a standpipe; they often fall out, the water drains, and all your bait dies. Good job.
Now look at this: when is the last time you saw a windshield wiper on a 19 foot boat?
This may be a little boat, but there’s a lot to talk about.
- Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including Boats.com and Yachtworld.com. With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design who has won 28 BWI and OWAA writing awards.
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