Ocean Boating

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Brownout, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Brownout

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    I've never had my 19' VIP pleasure boat in salt water before, and I've avoided even thinking about it. Now, I'm living in Florida and looking at all that beautiful Atlantic and Indian lagoon water and wishing I could take my boat out into it. Recently, I've discovered, by talking to many here who do exactly what I'm thinking about, that by taking a few percautions, like using good zink anodes and flushing/rinsing after each run, I shouldn't have any real issues using my boat here. Now, that's all I can think about, running back to Alabama and bringing my boat down. The fishing here is purportedly some of the best in the country. People net shrimp in the bays and I've already posted about clam harvesting. Hopefully, I'll be eating good on the beach before too much longer :)
     
  2. Mickster

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    My boat and jetski were both exclusively used in saltwater when I lived outside the UK. The boat was moored in saltwater year-round and pulled out every year for maintenance, during which, the anodes were changed. The jetski was washed/flushed after every outing and then stored away for the next trip.
    May appear to be a little more TLC initially, but when you've got your routine, it's a good way of winding down after your trip.
    Next stop, the cooking and you can't beat fresh!
    I'm thinking you'll wish you had done it sooner.

    Regards.
     
  3. Brownout

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    You have that right! Does you boat have a closed cooling system? Mine has an I/O and open sea water system.
     
  4. Mickster

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    Mine was a 19ft Bayliner Bowrider with a 3.0L OMC/Cobra Sterndrive, open water cooling. (Yes, I had to change the gears)

    It was bought 2nd hand, ran for quite a few years, then sold on prior to my move back to the UK.
     
  5. Brownout

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    One of the things I've noticed lately, just keeping my eye open. There are 2nd source companies supplying outdrive parts and complete systems for cheap. It's not as expensive to replace parts, and so more chances can be taken.
     
  6. loosewire

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    When you decide to take your boat into the ocean, you should take a coast guard

    safety course. Every fastener in your boat will be tested the first time you go thru

    an inlet going into the ocean. You will be tested for the unexpected things of the

    ocean. You will learn how I tested myself against the ocean. The ocean is great

    and unforgiving. Then you will learn to enjoy fishing the ocean. You will not go too

    many times if you fail to clean the salt water from every part of the boat each time.

    Each part is a weak point for the next trip, the salt eating from within under the

    shine.
     
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  7. dthx

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    You are a man of the sea, are ya?
     
  8. loosewire

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    My ocean ,we are forever joined.. The best man and ocean connection I have

    ever scene.
     
  9. dthx

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    What??........
     
  10. Brownout

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    He means "best man and ocean connection ever seen."
     
  11. dthx

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    Everyone knows that the best man and ocean connection is Aquaman....not the guy with the loose wire.
     
  12. loosewire

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    PUTIN..IS TRYING.... SHOW ME A BETTER OCEAN PICTURE ANYWHERE PUTIN is trying.
     
  13. t06afre

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    How come your sudden interest (borderline fetishism) about Putin Loosewire?
     
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