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post #13 of Old 04-04-2007
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Saltwater is hard on a boat, and a lot of "stainless steel" that is serviceable in fresh water will rust when used on the sea. The only time a saltwater boat is preferable is if you are buying a wooden hull (that has not been further south than Maryland). The salt water "pickles" the wood and the boats last much longer than they do in fresh water - however, when you go south the teredo worms will rapidly chew your hull away until you are left clinging to your spars and croaking for help...
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