Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pasco FL
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I have salvaged a few boats and pickeled and restored motors a few times so here is my 2 cents for what it is worth.
Everything should be washed off and rinsed repeatedly with fresh water, After pickling I prefer to fill my engines with a few gallons of marvel mystery oil. Let them sit several days and then crank out by hand,
A key to engines is to get them warmed up and run for a few hours to burn out any moisture which you did. I would flush the motor a few times and you should get most or allof the salt deposits out of it. Typically non live electrical wires you can snip the end and re-splice new marine connectors to them and you should be ok. Many times wires hooked live to 12 volt I have found to be turned to mush or severely compromised doesnt sound like this is your case, you will just have to inspect. The transmission I would flush the same way, fill to the top then drain then repeat then repeat and run.
The key is get salt residue off and flush and get hot to get rid of moisture. Multiple rinsings help
I think your ok for the most part.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by DulceSuerna; 02-02-2011 at 05:29 PM.