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Title: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Bassinkorea on May 29, 2018, 01:26:51 AM
I need to park my Triton in the water for about one month whilst I get some work done on my trailer. I don't have a lot of boat parking options over here, but one option is to park it in a river about one mile up from the coast line where the water will be mostly seawater.
I will have to launch the boat about 1/2 mile away and motor up river to the dock where it will sit for the month.

I will of cource be able to trim the motor up out of the water during that time.

Does anyone see any issues with this in my motor?

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Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: D.W. Verts on May 29, 2018, 10:25:46 PM
In the water? Ouch.

Your sacrificial anode will have to be replaced. And you will most certainly want to flush EVERYTHING that's exposed metal with good fresh water when you're done. A good coat of wax on all wetted surfaces before you do this wouldn't hurt either.

Yep, when you're done there'll be some cleanin' to do.
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Pferox on May 29, 2018, 10:48:46 PM
I'd put fresh anodes in before and then checking it after just to be sure.
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Bassinkorea on May 29, 2018, 11:04:26 PM
Thanks for the replies and input fellas.
Sounds like more trouble than it's worth. I might be better finding a better option.
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Princeton_Man on May 31, 2018, 04:54:37 PM
Thanks for the replies and input fellas.
Sounds like more trouble than it's worth. I might be better finding a better option.
I would...

Any chance you can use someone's trailer and just do a swap at a ramp?
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Bassinkorea on May 31, 2018, 06:26:09 PM
If it was just for a day or two, the trailer swap idea would have been fine, but not for a full month.
I may have found another option, and will find out for sure next week. I'll post any update here.
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: D.W. Verts on June 01, 2018, 02:26:55 PM
Good luck sir.

In my years of selling boats I never found one that had been near salt water for any amount of time that was worth a hooey.
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Mike Cork on June 08, 2018, 03:49:20 PM
Any news? Curious what you might have figured out.

Also curious what kind of maintenance? We do bunk boards at the ramp all the time. Just launch it and spend a couple hours in the parking lot. Or have a new set ready and to a bolt off bolt on show.
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Bassinkorea on June 08, 2018, 06:42:57 PM
I may have found a slot on a dock near my friend's fishing store on the local river (freshwater), but I have to wait for another boat to leave. hopefully next week.

As my boat came from the US several years ago, the trailer was never registered in Korea. By Korean law, the trailer needs to be registered. This is not an easy or quick fix. I need to take my trailer to a shop that builds Korean trailers (the 40 foot kind) and they will make an official legit drawing of the trailer and make all the necessary paperwork for it. Then, it will need to go to an inspection center for the final paperwork and then I'll receive the licence plate etc.

They told us it will take at least one month to complete (no idea why), and it won't be cheap   ::)

As for the bunk boards, I might also replace them whilst I have the opportunity of having the boat off the trailer.

The good news is, I'll be able to go fishing every weekend without trailering whilst I am waiting for the trailer to be completed.
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Lipripper on June 08, 2018, 07:02:01 PM
Hope it all works of Steve and that sounds like a lot of trouble with all that stuff you have to go through for that trailer. :surrender:
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Mike Cork on June 12, 2018, 03:46:56 PM
Wow, that's intense. It seems like the last guy to have a Triton boat trailer approved would have paid all the fees and it would be on file now :surrender:

Thanks for the update. Rules....
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Donald Garner on June 12, 2018, 07:52:15 PM
Steve tks for the update.  What you just explained sure sound real painful  ~xyz  Too bad you can't find a trailer that is already registered that would fit your Triton.
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: hughesjasonk on June 22, 2018, 10:14:45 AM
why not talk to a marina and see if they can store it in a cradle till the work is done?
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Bassinkorea on July 26, 2018, 09:25:09 PM
Quick update.

I managed to get my hands on an old but functioning trailer (only just functional). I switched my boat onto this trailer and since I don't feel safe towing with the weight of my boat on it, I have it parked at the local marina (at a price of around $5 / day  :shocking: ).

My trailer has been away for around 5 weeks so far and is getting close to being complete and returned as a legally registered trailer, hopefully I should have it back within a week.
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Deadeye on July 27, 2018, 05:57:49 AM
That's some good news!
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Bassinkorea on August 09, 2018, 05:18:41 AM
Update on my trailer.
I picked it up last weekend and got the paperwork completed on Monday.
The guy at the shop went round the whole trailer and tightened all the loose bits, got all the lights working and replaced several of them. He sealed up all unwanter holes and gave it a nice lick of paint.
Looks like a new trailer.
I also got the spare tyre replaced.
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Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Princeton_Man on August 09, 2018, 05:50:01 AM
Looks great!
Now you need a fancy license plate frame. lo
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Bassinkorea on August 09, 2018, 06:43:15 AM
That in the photo was just the temporary licence plate for the day I picked it up. I got a new plate, but I do need to figure out were to put so that it doesn't get knocked off at the ramps.
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Bassinlou on August 09, 2018, 07:44:43 AM
Looks good BK, now we need fishing reports from Korea.  :-* ~beer~
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Lipripper on August 09, 2018, 12:13:52 PM
Looks good Steve and I must of missed it but what was the story on that water in your TM stuff.
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: basss on August 09, 2018, 02:21:12 PM
The trailer guys hooked it up with all the work they did to it ... and now your legit.
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Bassinkorea on August 09, 2018, 05:37:27 PM
Looks good BK, now we need fishing reports from Korea.  :-* ~beer~

Definately Lou. I got a few more things to get done on the boat (one year of no use tends to mess things up a bit).
My plan is to be out a lot from September until the water freezes  ~gf

Looks good Steve and I must of missed it but what was the story on that water in your TM stuff.

I see you found my other thread and I replied   ;)
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Bassinlou on August 09, 2018, 05:45:22 PM
Definately Lou. I got a few more things to get done on the boat (one year of no use tends to mess things up a bit).
My plan is to be out a lot from September until the water freezes  ~gf

I see you found my other thread and I replied   ;)

A year of sitting is definitely a long time for a boat. Check those trailer tires carefully as well. Looking forward reading about your outings in Sept.  ~beer~
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Oldfart9999 on August 10, 2018, 07:23:24 AM
Mount the license plate under the left rear light with the ability to swing back and forth or the plate doesn't break. If the steering reel is on the wrong side than put the plate under the right light. lo
Rodney
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Lipripper on August 10, 2018, 02:25:30 PM
Definately Lou. I got a few more things to get done on the boat (one year of no use tends to mess things up a bit).
My plan is to be out a lot from September until the water freezes  ~gf

I see you found my other thread and I replied   ;)
Steve you know I see every post that is made on here.  lo lo
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Bassinkorea on August 10, 2018, 06:04:15 PM
Mount the license plate under the left rear light with the ability to swing back and forth or the plate doesn't break. If the steering reel is on the wrong side than put the plate under the right light. lo
Rodney

 ~roflmao
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Bassinkorea on August 10, 2018, 06:04:59 PM
Steve you know I see every post that is made on here.  lo lo

Dat true, but you seem to be looking at them in the wrong order  lo
Title: Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
Post by: Lipripper on August 10, 2018, 06:07:12 PM
Dat true, but you seem to be looking at them in the wrong order  lo
I start at the top and work my way done so if you posted in this one after the other one then I see this one first.  lo lo