Like Tree0Likes

in water one full week ??

Reply
Old 06-21-2011, 05:22 PM
  #21
Registered
Platinum Member
 
THEJOKER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lake Lanier - N. Georgia
My Boats: Being a great husband and dad , boats , golf
Posts: 6,307
Default

When I run my boat in salt water I always flush and wash right when I pull it out. I then head right to my fresh water lake and wash and dip the trailer.
THEJOKER is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 08:55 PM
  #22
JC Performance Engines
Gold Member
 
Stormrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
My Boats: 2003 28 Pantera - SOLD
Posts: 8,811
Default

I had left my boat in for 4 days out east one August, but w/ daily use.
Very small barnacles that came off w/ a stiff brush.

But Johnny, why is it sitting in?
You not at Al Grovers?
Stormrider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 09:07 PM
  #23
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Woodbury, NJ
My Boats: 2008 32 SSR; 1999 26 PQ Legend
Posts: 185
Default

we kept my brother's boat in salt water for over a week; boat is usually rack stored daily, so no bottom paint. The only thing we say was some yellowing of the hull below the water line and the sacrificial anodes were pretty chewed--I guess they did their job. Cleaned the hull with FSR and no more yellow. You shouldn't have any problems.
MC-BOYS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 09:15 PM
  #24
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Manhasset, NY
My Boats: Sonic 358 Diablo
Posts: 1,942
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormrider View Post
I had left my boat in for 4 days out east one August, but w/ daily use.
Very small barnacles that came off w/ a stiff brush.

But Johnny, why is it sitting in?
You not at Al Grovers?
I trailered over to Glenn Cove on Saturday.....was going to pull her out on Sunday but had such a good weekend I decided to pull her next Sunday.........nice to change the scenery once in a while......
Here's Johnny is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 09:26 PM
  #25
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Saint Petersburg Fl
My Boats: 1999 Chris Craft,
Posts: 1,565
Default

Have kept a boat in the water in the keys in the summertime many times and no issues.
happy hours is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 11:22 PM
  #26
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Tom A.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: New Jersey
My Boats: Necessary Evil .............Donzi 38 ZrComp.............
Posts: 4,094
Default

I have been boating in salt water my whole life. It will not kill anything to run the boat for a week and not flush until the end of the trip. As long as you flush thoroughly, really wash the boat top to bottom, keep a good coat of wax on it and store it right, you can not tell a salt water boat from a fresh water boat.
Tom A. is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 10:24 AM
  #27
Registered
 
SS930's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: At the office.
My Boats: 1990 Donzi Sweet 16
Posts: 6,684
Default

The only thing I would really worry about is leaving it in the water for a long period of time if running open cooling and aluminum heads and or block.
SS930 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 10:32 AM
  #28
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: LI, New York
Posts: 1,491
Default

Johnny, you'll be fine leaving it in for a week. Put a fresh coat of wax on her.
Mastercraft240 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 10:37 AM
  #29
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

Keep your drives trimmed all the way in, and your tabs trimmed all the way up. (Keeps the exposed rams tucked in.)

Make sure your annodes are in good shape, and you have the proper material for salt water.

Make sure your Mercathode system is good order.

If you have external hydraulic steering, make sure the exposed rams don't get all gunked up.

Last edited by Sydwayz; 06-22-2011 at 11:28 AM.
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 11:06 AM
  #30
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Manhasset, NY
My Boats: Sonic 358 Diablo
Posts: 1,942
Default

all good tips......thanks guys......so far she still looks clean.....
Here's Johnny is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



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 01:02 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.