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Old 09-20-2020, 08:01 PM
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Hello all. I am serious about an 02 353 with 500 EFI's that has been fresh water for most of its life but last 20 have been in salt/brackish water. Never left in the water and flushed after each use. Immaculate boat. I know that there are plenty of salt or fresh or mixed use boats, and I hate to have 20 hours sway me away from a gorgeous boat. My mind first goes to the risers, but imagine that there are potential other issues to consider. Really appreciate the advice.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:05 PM
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Risers and even CMI Headers are replacement limited lifespan items. The do NOT last forever. I would not base my opinion on any boat with that item only........
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:49 AM
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I just gotta say, I have a 353 (2006) that I bought new. It is lift kept inside a boathouse and has just under 300 hrs on it now...496HO's Long island south shore....so all salt water hours. I religiously flush it after every use. I replaced the manifolds and risers in 2018 for the 1st time....they were like new inside and out. Maybe it was the low hours, not the age? Eric
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