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Old 01-12-2003
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Buying a Sailboat from the Great Lakes


Freeze thaw period can be tought on a fresh water boat; when water enters areas that were not designed to be wet.
ie.: under deck fittings which have loosen, under normal use over time. This allows a little water to enter during the summer and then expanding over the winters. If gone un-notice, which is fairly normal, this cycle repeats it self year after year until it is to late.

When walking on a deck and one notices deflection or see brown water stains on the under side of the deck this boat is in need of a deck repair.

as for other areas of the boat on the plus side for "fresh water", I would think the be.
rigging, standing and running.

negitive side of fresh water,
poorly supported hull''s while in cradle,

hope this helps

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