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Old 07-17-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Won't have access to my truck to pull my boat for about a week and am wanting to leave it in the water at a marina for use for a few days during that week. Any advice about leaving it in the water for a week. 17 Cape horn CC, 115 Yamaha. I'm really anal about my motor, flushing the salt water out immediately after use and keeping it clean and maintained so leaving it in salt water for a week kind of freaks me out. Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
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You'll get barnacles on the motor and hull, but they can be cleaned off.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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In just one week?
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:12 PM   #4
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Trim your motor up out of the water...
In this warm weather, you'll have some growth. Definitely some slime, and possibly some small barnacles. Nothing a pressure washer can't fix.

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Doubt you will get barnacles in a week. You didn't mention where you wanted to keep it (area) but the Palafox marina down town is a great place. They have a fuel dock, nice fish cleaning station, nice shower and are just a block or so from a dive shop. Plus you will have all the bait fish you can catch available early in the morning. I was there 2 months last year and was very impressed by their staff. As a bonus there is a restuarant there and while we were there they had a very impressive fireworks show after each Wahoo baseball game.
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I can leave my boat in for a week on Ole River and have barnacles. It isn't the freakin' plague, just clean it when you get back.
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I would be leaving it at Shermans Cove at NAS Pensacola. Also, I was under the understanding that if you trim the motor up out of the water, after being down, when the water dry's it leaves the salt and corrosion starts pretty quickly once it drys.
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If I'm leaving the boat in for more than 1 night I trim it up and run fresh water through the connection (Yamaha 4 stroke). May even crank it like that for just a minute or two. Seems to help.
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Hjorgan, I like that idea! It is a 4 stroke and has the hose connection where you can run the water through. Thank you and thank you all for the advice!

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Doubt you will get barnacles in a week. You didn't mention where you wanted to keep it (area) but the Palafox marina down town is a great place. They have a fuel dock, nice fish cleaning station, nice shower and are just a block or so from a dive shop. Plus you will have all the bait fish you can catch available early in the morning. I was there 2 months last year and was very impressed by their staff. As a bonus there is a restuarant there and while we were there they had a very impressive fireworks show after each Wahoo baseball game.
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