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Moving wooden boat from saltwater to freshwater

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08-15-04, 06:02 PM   #1  
Moving wooden boat from saltwater to freshwater

Hi....I'm just wondering if there is anything i should know about moving an old wooden boat that's spent it's life in saltwater, to freshwater. Seems that i remember hearing some time ago about the salt crystalizing the wood or something?
Any input would be appreciated.


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08-16-04, 04:57 PM   #2  
The only thing I recall is you can get dry rot fast from any freash water that gets in it from rain or a slow leak. If no oil in the wood I have fiberglassed over them. If any sealants or caulks forget it.

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