Taking my lake toon to the beach

Lord Tywin

Petty Officer 3rd Class
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I just bought a Coach 243 FLC tritoon and man what a great boat! What it means is that I now have a spare pontoon boat and a place in FL to leave it. It's a bay area and a small boat so I wont have it on the open water. What all considerations do I need to think of before/during it's saltwater life? I'm a lake boat kinda guy so this "salt life" is all new to me.
 

Lou C

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Nov 10, 2002
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Just run it in the lake to flush the engine. If your trailer is painted make sure to flush it throughly. I’m in 100% salt water. We are used to it.
 

dingbat

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Need to keep an eye on your hardware and wiring.....

A lot of attention is taken to spec "salt resistant" hardware (316 stainless) and wiring fixtures (tinned) on boats meant for coastal use.
Not so much on "lake" boats.....
 
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