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Joe Dittmar

RO# 31433

Posted - Sep 15 2010 :  10:15:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey all, not sure if this is the right forum for this article, but if you aren't sure about what it takes to own a boat, read this.
Thanks!

http://hubpages.com/hub/So-you-want-to-buy-a-boat
Joe Dittmar

Homeport: pa

fastguy91

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Posted - Sep 16 2010 :  10:53:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry about that guys bad experience with boating. lol


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Veg

RO# 20854



Posted - Sep 16 2010 :  12:58:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Salt does a number on boats, not just outside, but inside as well. Corrosion is not pretty. But, if you love the ocean, then it doesn't matter. You'll just have to deal with it. Fresh water boats stay clean. Period. You can have the same boat, make, model and year and the fresh water boat is going to look and act like new. Its paint will be fine, its bottom bright... just saying. "

Talk about overstating a point. I'd like to have that guy over at my marina. All the other (freshwater) boats look like crap compared to mine that spent its first seven years in the salt. It is by far the best looking boat in the marina.

I get question all the time about whether it's new, or at the fuel pump the other day the attendants asked my "what kind of wax do you use?" as if that would be the reason why my boat looks better, etc etc etc. So many freshwater boaters think they don't need to do any maintenance on their boats that a lot of time this negates the advantages of freshwater.

Freshwater just makes it easier, but if you don't maintain your boat, let me tell you, a meticulous saltwater boater can keep their boats in much better shape than the lazy freshwater boater.



2001 Tiara 2900 Open - "O Sole Mio" - Stillwater, MN

Edited by - Veg on Sep 16 2010 12:59:36

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