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who leaves their boat in the water for long period #4532398
10/02/17 08:31 PM
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I always thought if you left a boat in the water with no bottom job on it that it will begin to form barnicles after a week or so. I put my boat in the water for the day and it ended up being 5 days, so I was thinking I was going to have atleast some algae on it but nope it was clean as can be. I think I'm going to start doing that more often. That way I can get more use out of it instead of going through the hassle of trailering it just for an hour or two of usage.


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Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532428
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Was just talking about this with some boater friends the other day. In the waters around me it takes weeks to get build-up. It can be a real chore after 3-4 months of being in the water.

Last edited by JTK; 10/02/17 09:02 PM.

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Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532436
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Environmentally dependent. Some places have more aggressive marine life than others.


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Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532459
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My aunt and uncle always leave their boats in the water down in Rockport. He'll take them out of the water periodically to give them a good cleaning. I used to always help him when I was growing up. I always loved it!!


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Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532466
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Water is the worst thing you can put a boat in.


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Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: CT8] #4532482
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Actually, no. I see what you are saying, but woodies require that there is at least a portion of the boat in the water to keep the wood in decent shape.
Most boats have some build up on them. Our pontoons always have the "barnicles". Our Nautique requires a scrub every year, and it is almost always out of the water. But it does depend heavily on the environment and the water.

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Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532551
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Most lakes now add bleach to help stop that bad ol' barnacle thing. grin



Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532573
10/03/17 04:26 AM
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Some lakes here have zebra muscles that like to get up inside your boats water intake. Never had a boat in much longer, but they remain pretty clean after a week or so.

My 'rents have a farm pond with an aqua patio (~8x8 pontoon platform with a ladder) floating in the center of it. That thing can be in there all summer and come out with just a little algae. I need to go out and get that thing yet. shocked


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Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: Dorian] #4532584
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Originally Posted By: Dorian
Actually, no. I see what you are saying, but woodies require that there is at least a portion of the boat in the water to keep the wood in decent shape.
Most boats have some build up on them. Our pontoons always have the "barnicles". Our Nautique requires a scrub every year, and it is almost always out of the water. But it does depend heavily on the environment and the water.


Do you have much salt water in OH?

Barnacles grow in salt water.


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Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: ArcticDriver] #4532610
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I've kept boats sitting in salt water tied to a dock most of the year, coming out for winter storage and back in the water come spring time.

I had the boat bottom painted with no worries from barnacles, algae or other unwanted things attaching to the hull.

Very convenient, kept my fishing equipment on the boat. All I had to do was grab a few bottles of water, go down to the marina, start her up, untie the lines and go. I was pulling away from the dock while my buddies who started at the same time were trying to get their trailered boat attached to the tow vehicle so they could go down to the ramp to wait in line and launch.

Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: CT8] #4532705
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Water is the worst thing you can put a boat in.


Being on the trailer is hardest on it because it's not evenly supported vs the water.


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Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532734
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Have a boat lift - going to miss that soon and back to pulling trailer - hour long pulls and public ramps.
(Selling camp)
Sold the V hull - nothing but shallow water skiff now so easy tow

Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532819
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I moored mine for a season in salt water. Never did get it completely clean.

Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532822
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Originally Posted By: CT8
Water is the worst thing you can put a boat in.


Being on the trailer is hardest on it because it's not evenly supported vs the water.


Good point, boats really need to be supported properly, many trailers with rollers are the worst, bunks, properly done are very good.

..on the flip side ...

stored in the water leads to water intrusion, in some cases through the gel coat, also the stringers and of course the transom ...

its a coin toss unless done right for either one ... meaning, well built boat for in water, well built trailer for out water.

Last edited by alarmguy; 10/03/17 09:40 AM.

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Re: who leaves their boat in the water for long period [Re: ArcticDriver] #4532906
10/03/17 11:03 AM
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OP and I both said "barnicles" because that is exactly what they are like.
The Zebra muscles are absolute PITA. The Yamaha 60 on my aunts pontoon needs to be flushed regularly with the garden hose to work them out of the water intake. If a boat isn't supported properly on a trailer it likely isn't supported properly on a lift. Guess I never thought of it that way.


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