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    Fresh or Salt....
    by garyp ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Leading Seaman)

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fresh or Salt....
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
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    I treat salt water runs a bit more aggressively than water but really both should be the same detail. I typically pull the drive shaft and hose it out with fresh water, same with rudder shaft and regrease with marine grade. The rest gets a fresh water rinse and a dry. Pretty much all that needs to be done with my sailies and scalies when they hit salt water.
    Jerry Todd
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    ๐Ÿ“ Fresh or Salt....
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
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    I sail in the Chesapeake Bay (US) and it's tributaries, which I think is more brackish than salty in the part where I am.

    It's a glass covered wooden hull, with a copper bottom, and any metal outside the hull is brass, copper, aluminum, or stainless. The boat first sailed in 2011 and I haven't done anything to it. The copper bottom has browned some, but I wanted that.

    I oil what ought to be oiled, especially the stainless rods that hold the external ballast to the bottom, salt-water or not.

    If you have ferrous metals on board, wiping them with machine oil or PTFE after a sortie is never a bad idea. Same goes for the stuffing box and other moving parts.
    Jerry White Rocks Model Boat Club
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    ๐Ÿ“ Fresh or Salt....
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
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    Due to my remote location the easiest body of water for me to use is the sea. I have numerous peacefull bays and inlets with crystal clear and calm water with no other traffic and pure open water.. However it is the sea and as such is there more precautions I should take regarding cleaning afterwards, salt in the drive shaft etc...Please any advice will be appreciated..
    Gary Pressman

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