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Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« 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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Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 10:48:46 PM »

I'd put fresh anodes in before and then checking it after just to be sure.
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Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« Reply #4 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?
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Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« Reply #9 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:
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Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« Reply #10 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....
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Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Seawater in my 150 Optimax
« Reply #12 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?
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