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Old 12-01-2012, 15:19   #1
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Salt Water vs Fresh Water

I am curious about something : how does salt water use affect a boat versus a fresh water boat ? Will a 20 year old salt water boat be much "older" than a 20 year old fresh water ? What would be affected the most on the boat ?

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Re: Salt water vs fresh water

Salt is much more corrosive. Generally speaking salt water will beat up a boat a lot faster than fresh water. A well maintained salt water boat will probably be in better shape than a poorly maintained fresh water boat.

But all other things being equal, especially involving metal and engines, salt water beats things up more than fresh.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, saxoldies.
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Wood prefers salt, steel fresh, and plastic is content in either...
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