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Old 03-26-2008, 09:00 PM
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I wouldn't consider leaving that boat in the water for a second! Buy a 15 K econolift or galvalift - they are awesome. I have a 10 K econolift for my 11K 34' Mach 1 and it lifts the boat and the outdrives completely out of the water. Nothing good can come from leaving such a fine boat in the water. Besides the obvoius things that have already been mentioned (reduced resale value, diminished appearance, blisters, etc) Your bellows will probably start leaking causing potential gimble bearing and transom damage. You have already spent a huge sum of money for the boat. Why not spend 10 K more and do it right?
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:08 PM
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I have 400 ss that was keep in the water for three months, without bottom paint, and I "m still replacing corroided parts from the dealers screw up.Under warrenty buy the way, but do get a lift .It will be perfect when I put it in this week. Awsome boat Volvos Rock.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:21 PM
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If you can afford a boat lift, then get one. You won't be sorry.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:35 PM
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My Dad had a Cafe Racer that he left in a Marina and in the water all summer long. He had it lifted out once every 3 weeks (more often in August when water was warmer) and had the bottom professionally powerwashed. Never had any hull trouble at all.

No bottom paint
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:49 PM
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Get the lift.........

The boat is small enough to use a lift......do it!


Bottom paint: $1500 - $2000 every year
Diver once a month: $80/month
Repaint drives: $300-400 ea every year
Haul and launch: $400-500

All these, plus resale maybe be better too.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:20 AM
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Get the lift.........

The boat is small enough to use a lift......do it!


Bottom paint: $1500 - $2000 every year
Diver once a month: $80/month
Repaint drives: $300-400 ea every year
Haul and launch: $400-500

All these, plus resale maybe be better too.
I take it this is from experience Nort?? "ballers" like you can afford it anyway!!!
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:18 AM
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Check out this site and do a search on here for airdocks.

www.airdock.com
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:45 PM
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Here in central New York. We only get 4 months of summer. Not one paints the bottom or pull them out monthly. The growth from fresh water washes right off with and acid wash and the boat looks as good as new. Know people who have had 15 - 20 seasons of this with a bright white shinny hull.

I dont see why if you pulled it every few months you would have an issuse.

But if you are in Saltwater its a whole different game for ya.
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Do i need to flush the drives when it is on the lift?
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Here in central New York. We only get 4 months of summer. Not one paints the bottom or pull them out monthly. The growth from fresh water washes right off with and acid wash and the boat looks as good as new. Know people who have had 15 - 20 seasons of this with a bright white shinny hull.

I dont see why if you pulled it every few months you would have an issuse.

But if you are in Saltwater its a whole different game for ya.
Yes it is in saltwater and it will be used year round
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