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Old 02-01-2022, 06:34 AM
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Hi boys, can i run my boat on land if i dip the rudders in a bucket of water? it'll be run in salt water, so i want to clean her out good
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It's more than just the rudders being dipped in fresh after running in salt. Salt water will corrode aluminum very quickly so you need to do a thorough cleaning of all hardware after running for the day. This would include the rudders, exposed linkages, drive shafts and related hardware, engine cooling jackets and mounts, etc.
Some use LPS(a light oil) or WD-40 for post run protection while others have used Corrosion X. There are several ways to protect your boat's hardware, just depends on what the hardware is made from
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Do you have a water pump in the boat? If not putting the rudder in a bucket of water won't do anything. Doug
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie
It's more than just the rudders being dipped in fresh after running in salt. Salt water will corrode aluminum very quickly so you need to do a thorough cleaning of all hardware after running for the day. This would include the rudders, exposed linkages, drive shafts and related hardware, engine cooling jackets and mounts, etc.
Some use LPS(a light oil) or WD-40 for post run protection while others have used Corrosion X. There are several ways to protect your boat's hardware, just depends on what the hardware is made from
Thanks, I realize all the other cleaning just wanted to know if that's something i could do as apposed to blowing water thu
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yes i have pumps

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