SailNet Community - View Single Post - Fresh Water Better Than Salt Water?
View Single Post
post #13 of Old 04-05-2007
Here .. Pull this
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,031
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
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...
Sailormann is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome