Brackish water

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by corkhopper, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. corkhopper
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    corkhopper Junior Member

    I have purchased a mahoganny on oak boat and will be introducing her into salt water in the end of the month. Currently the boat sits on the Thames in fresh/brackish water. I have read on another website forum that fresh and/or brackish water is particularly bad for mahoganny boats. Is this correct? If so, what steps should I take to re-introduce her to salt water. I believe she has been in fresh/brackish water for ten years of the last 70.

    Thanks
     
  2. cyclops
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    cyclops Senior Member

    Take it out and look at EVERY piece of metal that is on the bottom or goes thru the bottom. Then yank very hard on every part inside and outside to see if it snaps off.------Wood guys are next.
     
  3. corkhopper
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    corkhopper Junior Member

    Thank you, cyclops, for your advise. I will check her thoroughly.
     
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