Like Tree0Likes

What to do to get saltwater ready?

Reply
Old 11-23-2005, 04:24 PM
  #11
Registered
 
mr_velocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,084
Default Re: What to do to get saltwater ready?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LIOPA
....and every so often run SALT AWAY through the system when you flush the motor and drive. They make a hose ready attachment that makes it easy to do.
I'm a huge believer in this suff, the water passages my 8 year old Dart aluminum intakes look like they're brand new. Not sure what's in it but I use it every time.
mr_velocity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 04:38 PM
  #12
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Marco Island, Florida
My Boats: boatless for the moment..:-(
Posts: 98
Default Re: What to do to get saltwater ready?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave
Make sure the boat is out of the water when you do this.
crsnang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 04:40 PM
  #13
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Marco Island, Florida
My Boats: boatless for the moment..:-(
Posts: 98
Default Re: What to do to get saltwater ready?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_velocity
I'm a huge believer in this suff, the water passages my 8 year old Dart aluminum intakes look like they're brand new. Not sure what's in it but I use it every time.
Do you get this stuff from a marina or web site?
crsnang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 04:43 PM
  #14
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Florida
My Boats: 1985 Cigarette 28SS, 2003 Formula 260 SS
Posts: 567
Default Re: What to do to get saltwater ready?

I use Salt Away every time I get back. As far as I can tell it's super concentrated windshield wiper fluid. I spray my trailer down with the windshield wiper fluid and it has the same effect but I wouldn't trust it in my engines.
Dangerous Dave is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 04:46 PM
  #15
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Marco Island, Florida
My Boats: boatless for the moment..:-(
Posts: 98
Default Re: What to do to get saltwater ready?

Thanks guys for all the tips!
crsnang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 05:05 PM
  #16
Registered
 
LIOPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: LONG ISLAND-NY
Posts: 1,335
Default Re: What to do to get saltwater ready?

You can purchase SALTAWAY from West Marine....they have all the sizes and hose attachments.....The stuff works very well and leaves a micro coating on all the internal pieces that it comes in contact with to further protect from salt intrusion.
LIOPA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 05:38 PM
  #17
Registered
 
plumbers crack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: bluffton sc
My Boats: 42 Outerlimits GTX
Posts: 1,516
Talking Re: What to do to get saltwater ready?

Just bought some at west marine in melbourne fla.Im staying here for the holidays and I noticed my props were gray!They were covered with a film of salt,I can imagine long term imulsion and my engine blocks.I will run saltaway as a monthly service from now on.
plumbers crack is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 05:44 PM
  #18
Registered
 
LIOPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: LONG ISLAND-NY
Posts: 1,335
Default Re: What to do to get saltwater ready?

Yup...once a month is what we do or more often if you are boating more hours than normal.
LIOPA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 05:45 PM
  #19
Registered
 
PhantomChaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bell Canyon, CA
My Boats: Formula FASTech 382 Sunseeker Apache 45
Posts: 12,756
Default Re: What to do to get saltwater ready?

Quote:
Originally Posted by plumbers crack
Just bought some at west marine in melbourne fla.Im staying here for the holidays and I noticed my props were gray!They were covered with a film of salt,I can imagine long term imulsion and my engine blocks.I will run saltaway as a monthly service from now on.

on the props....it doesn't sound like salt. It sounds like calcium.
PhantomChaos is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2005, 06:49 PM
  #20
Registered
 
LongShot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: St. Pete Beach, FL
My Boats: 26 CC
Posts: 314
Default Re: What to do to get saltwater ready?

Your props, try a little toilet bowl cleaner.

Flush your motors for 5 - 10 minutes, wash your trailer, flush your trailer brakes.

Give her a good bath with good boat soap when your done and your good to go.

Salt water boating is offshore power boating in paradise.
LongShot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
FeverMike
General Boating Discussion
71
03-15-2008 04:05 PM
offthefront
General Q & A
35
03-29-2004 07:47 PM
Frequency
General Q & A
5
04-02-2003 08:11 PM
outlawinil
General Q & A
4
12-22-2002 06:55 PM
bucky
General Boating Discussion
0
12-20-2002 07:55 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.