Things to know from going Fresh to Salt?

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  1. flyhigh123

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    I have an 18ft alum V hull boat. Its always been in freshwater, but i am thinking of taking it to the salt, hitting the local kelps around los angeles.

    What are some things to keep track of to maintain the boat so it lasts?
     
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    Go by Salt Away wash the heck out of it, inside and out plus the trailer after every use. add a zinc plate to the boat. be safe and go have some fun
     
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    Also check your trailer bunks to see if they're cores with pressure treated wood and replace them if they are. When the trailer gets dunked the chemicals will leach into the carpeting and corrode the hull.

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    Also check your trailer bunks to see if they're cores with pressure treated wood and replace them if they are. When the trailer gets dunked the chemicals will leach into the carpeting and corrode the hull.
     
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    what's a zinc plate?

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    what's a zinc plate?
     
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    kindafishy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    if your trailer is not galvanized, you need to rinse it after dropping the boat in the water or it will sit and rust while you are out on the water.
     
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    when adding the zinc plate to the boat, where is it best to be put? I do plan to put one in my bilge since water accumulates in there...

    Are there any boat wash places where you can dunk your boat and trailer into a freshwater pool?

    thanks
     
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    kindafishy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    if you launch at davies theres a coin operated wash there, i usually flush the motor as soon as i pull the boat along with a quick rinse of the boat, then a full wash once home. use something like salt away. i've used salt away and others on all my boats i've ever had, and when i had to rebuild my motor a couple of seasons ago the inside coolant passages and manifolds looked great, in fact looked better than a lot of car motors i've torn down.
     

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