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Thread: Carvel planked boat stored in salt water moved to fresh water

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    Default Carvel planked boat stored in salt water moved to fresh water

    Someone asked about storing a 50 year old carvel planked boat in fresh water. I gave her the talk about not doing this if the boat was to be trailer sailed, which is what she was originally asking. I got to wondering if there might be a problem moving a previously salt water stored carvel planked boat to a fresh water home. Anyone have thoughts on this?

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    Default Re: Carvel planked boat stored in salt water moved to fresh water

    As long as the DECKS do not leak, It may be better for the vessel.
    The old fashion belief that salt "pickles " wood is bs. Ships may have lasted 20 years instead of 10 by "salting" the bilges, but salt is bad for fastenings and salt water stuff never really dries out.
    Sweet water borers are different, but I cannot speak experty to that.
    I spray sweetwater on my boat after I have pounded salt...I want that devil stuff OFF my boat.

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    Default Re: Carvel planked boat stored in salt water moved to fresh water

    ^^^^^^and water temp.,clarity, and time between haul outs.
    R
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