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Old 04-04-2007
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I think it matters for one thing salt water over time will eat the insides of the engine if it is raw water cooled. So it depends on the age of the boat and the engine it has. Also a boat that I have seen from the late 69 had standard plumbing fittings for their water lines (engine cooling lines) and I believe these would corrode over time using salt water. Also I think there will be more fouling on the hull if the boat sits in salt water unless the owner has kept up with bottom painting. Just some thoughts, I am a newbie but from my reading and discussions thats what I have gathered. I am sure additional people will chime in to hopfully validate my response. Hope it helps!
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