07-31-2008, 04:18 PM
Ok. prices are down and i have seen some nice boats that would be great on lake erie but are currently parked on th east coast and have been run in salt water. If i buy one and take it to fresh water is that bad? i have heard stories but i am not sure. Lately, some, because of market, are so the cheap it is a buyers aerket and i am looking to dive in. What should i look out for?
07-31-2008, 07:45 PM
There is nothing wrong with buying a boat from back East that has been in salt water, as long as it was maintained. If a salt water boat is always washed with soap after each outing, and the engine was flushed with fresh water, the boat will not suffer any harm from the salt. Also check the wiring behind the dash. The wires and all the connections should be sprayed with WD 40 or CRC so they don't corrode.
My first tin boat was used in salt water for 24 years, and when I sold it, it was still in great shape.
08-01-2008, 09:29 AM
I echo Miami's advice. I also use my Lund in fresh and salt water. I wash the boat down and flush the motor after each use. I have not had any adverse effects after 12 years of doing this. I think you may be able to get a great used boat for a decent price doing what you plan.