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Old 07-10-2013, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by 314joey
I had closed cooling installed on my Formula before we brought it down South, it sits on a 14K lb lift on the ICW, so it's ready to go anytime we are, as long as you keep everything clean and WD-40 up you should be fine, it's like anything else you'vej ust have to take care of it and clean it, flush the enigine good, I would be more worried about the trailer, the best kind are sealed trailers so the salt water doesn't get into the beams and the wiring, do whatever you can to keep it oiled and clean.
What kind of closed cooling did you put on? Any pictures?

To everyone saying they mist down with WD-40, what do you spray?
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by I.C.U.Lookin
Something about saltwater boating. Key west, Bahamas, Miami, Catalina island, Tampa. Must be why there are NO boats around these places cause salt destroys em.
Agreed. There are some beautiful sights for sure. I guess everyone's level of tolerance for what looks great is different. I always fall in love with the price of salt boats when I'm looking for something to buy however in every case they have always been to rough for me.....However I must say I do love the cars down there! We do get salt in the winter here and it beats the sh*t out of our cars real bad.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:14 PM
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All my boats have been exclusively salt water and maintenance is a simple as maintaining the recommended services. Beyond that I wash it after every use, hose down the trailer (Aluminum), and sometimes I even flush it. Jet ski's, same thing. I live about 800 feet from water/ Gulf of Mexico. Life is beautiful.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:29 PM
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I have the same question on the WD 40. Where do you recommend spraying?
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:29 AM
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Wd40 if it is metal, painted,exposed to salt bottom 6 inches of bilge it can't hurt
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:44 PM
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I am in Tampa and I use Boeshield or CRC spray..... Coat the whole engine with a quick spray....... I also use salt away flush after every use and also use it on the out drive and actually a final spray over the whole boat...... Thisis on my raw water cooled cruiser..... My new to me Donzi 26ZX is getting a closed cooling 502 but even with stainless risers, I will flush the heat exchanger and use salt away after every use..... it costs about a dollar each flush but my marine mechanic uses it on his personal stuff and it is incredible how well his boats look...... Don't be afraid of salt water, it is well worth it to me to have access to such great boating on a year round basis! TBF
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