Like Tree0Likes

boat sitting in salt water

Reply
Old 05-14-2007, 06:20 PM
  #11
Charter Member #300
Charter Member
 
Shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
My Boats: '02 Sonic Prowler
Posts: 740
Default

It's good to be anal with your boat but don't let it get in the way of having a good time. If you can't keep a boat in the water for a week - Give it Up!
Shooter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2007, 06:31 PM
  #12
Registered
 
dreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: cleveland
My Boats: boatless... with money in the bank!!
Posts: 5,798
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
It's good to be anal with your boat but don't let it get in the way of having a good time. If you can't keep a boat in the water for a week - Give it Up!


exactly.... plus i wouldnt store my boat on a trailer in s fla while visiting..... way to dangerous.... unless u want a new boat!
dreamer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2007, 08:00 PM
  #13
Enjoy the show
VIP Member
 
Ron P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Joisey Shore
Posts: 10,353
Default

Sitting for a week is different that leaving it in the water and using it every day. No problem if you use it.
Ron P is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2007, 08:20 PM
  #14
Registered
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 205
Default

I kept in the water for a week twice in stone harbor nj ran it everyday I had no problems
k24u is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2007, 08:26 PM
  #15
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Zero Patience's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Crystal River Fl,USA
My Boats: Cigarette Top Gun, Dry Sump Sixes, Chief Blower Motors. Skater 308, 400R.
Posts: 1,517
Default

Run mine from fl to the Abacos for 7-8 day trip each summer. No barnacles...and the hull is clean. 5 days in the water for the KEY WEST races each year, no problems. I keep my boat as new. Keep a watch out for the barnacles and wash the hull bottom each day with a brush. I remove, strip, and paint the drives and flaps each year.
Zero Patience is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2007, 08:32 PM
  #16
Registered
 
hunster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: oceanport nj
My Boats: 94 scarab 29
Posts: 1,626
Default

maybe they make one or these big enough for your boat and then nothing will ever touch it!
Attached Images
 
hunster is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2007, 08:35 PM
  #17
Commercial Member
Commercial Member
 
mcraymond3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Jacksonville NC
My Boats: 48 Fountain EC
Posts: 1,305
Default

Think about all the boats that do the Key West run each year and stay in the salt water for a week. They live. No doubt, you will have to spend time cleaning it afterwards, but it will be ok.
mcraymond3 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2007, 09:00 PM
  #18
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ft. Lauderdale Florida & Tarpon Springs Florida
My Boats: I think I have a Center Console now
Posts: 886
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CigDaze View Post
No. A weekend max, but not a week. It's especially bad if it's in the summer. Warm saltwater wreaks havoc quickly, and you'll be scraping barnacles for a week, if you do. In FL, you'll start seeing barnicle evidence at about the 2nd or 3rd day - after a week they've "cemented" on, and you're screwed.

Have to disagree, in the water for a week and using it periodically is no problem. Been in key west for a few days on runs and never had any problem. I nice coat of wax will certainly help prolong any problems.
tanner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2007, 09:19 PM
  #19
Registered
Trade Score: (2)
 
Craney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Clayton NJ
My Boats: 28 Pantera 24 Python
Posts: 1,575
Default

Flush your motors with Saltaway after each run.
Craney is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2007, 09:27 PM
  #20
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Diego, Ca
My Boats: 1980 scarab S-type
Posts: 951
Default

all the boats in the ftl boat show are in the water for at least 2 weeks!! It will be fine..Just make sure you have good zincs and good continuity. Beats leaving it at home
Westcoast is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
STUCK
General Boating Discussion
12
06-15-2007 11:10 AM
FormulaM2Formula
Formula
11
04-25-2007 10:14 AM
bermudaboy
General Boating Discussion
0
07-11-2006 06:11 AM
Freeryd
General Boating Discussion
6
06-26-2006 10:46 PM
kfm237
General Q & A
15
06-17-2005 01:30 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 06:27 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.