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428saleen
03-17-2007, 01:57 AM
Does anyone take their boats to the salt water, if so what do you do to prevent the salt from eating it up??

Engine Nut
03-18-2007, 12:47 AM
Does anyone take their boats to the salt water, if so what do you do to prevent the salt from eating it up??

Engine wise if you are going to use it more than 25% of the time in salt water, fresh water (closed system) cooling is a must. If the use is more occaisional you can get by with thorough flushing with fresh water after use. Install a Perko Flush Pro so you can hook a hose up directly to the engine ... I don't recommend a Fake-a-Lake ... they dont seal well over the water pickup and can suck air into the cooling water. The part of the engine, at least internally, that is most suscetible to damage is the intake manifold. It is made from aluminum and has a water crossover passage that will eventually have corrosion issues.

Externally, you have to wash the engine off with fresh water, especially unpainted parts like the motor and transmission mounts. After it dries, spray it with some anti-corrosion spray. WD 40 works ok but there are probably better anti-corrosion sprays out there.

Engine Nut

smokedog2
03-18-2007, 11:06 AM
Hit the search on that topic. Most folks are against it, but they have a choice. I've boarded in salt and have decided it is just not that much fun anymore.

SD2

JoeTechie
03-18-2007, 01:26 PM
Discussed here in detail:

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/viewtopic.php?t=3765


http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/viewtopic.php?t=3300


-Joe