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Old 11-23-2005, 04:00 PM
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Default What to do to get saltwater ready?

Hello all, dont know if this is the place for a newbie question or not...but here goes....If you only boat in freshwater, what needs to be done to go to the ocean, and what needs to happen afterwards? Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated. Also anyone else crazy enough to take a 24 foot boat out in the ocean? Thanks!
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#1 Put the drain plug in
#2 When done, take the drain plug out
#3 Flush engine at idle for at least 10 minutes while washing boat with mild soap
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cool! thank you. might have to take some vacation time and head south!
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cool! thank you. might have to take some vacation time and head south!

Do it! Don't be scared of salt. I put it on my chicken or steak when BBQing........how bad could it be!

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Zincs on your tabs and outdrive
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As far as taking a 24 in the ocean goes, let the weather, not the calendar dictate your schedule and you'll be fine. I used to run a 22 in the Pacific.
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#1 Put the drain plug in
#2 When done, take the drain plug out
#3 Flush engine at idle for at least 10 minutes while washing boat with mild soap

....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.
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Make sure the boat is out of the water when you do this.
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