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Old 05-18-2018, 06:14 PM
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I left mine in too long.
You guys crack me up.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:27 PM
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I leave mine in all season. Pull it two times or so to let it dry out and clean the funk off the bottom.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:35 PM
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I'm not risking all of my work for a "maybe".
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:39 PM
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I left my boat in the water from June-September for about 7 years. I found that waxing the bottom of the hull made all of the difference in the world in how easy it was to clean up. I would just jump in the lake with a swim mask about every 2-4 weeks and wipe off the entire hull and bottom with a microfiber cloth. There has been no gel coat blistering on my hull.
Now my previous boat was a runabout and it went in the same lake without wax on the bottom of the boat. After one year we had thousands of gel coat blisters on the bottom and cleaning the bottom of the boat required scotch pads to get the build up off after being in all season.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:43 PM
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So, seeing all of these differing opinions, I am going to play it safe. After total restoration of my Prostar, with 420 hours on it now, Imma just pull it out if I'm not using it.

There was a lot of effort on this, hate to waste it due to negligence of owner. : >
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:34 PM
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Looks like you are around the corner from dike 1.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:19 PM
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It's a boat. It's made to be in water. I put mine in now and I'll pull it out mid September. Until then, it sits at my dock. It's a 12, and it still looks brand new. There are boats everywhere where I live that do the same. What good is a boat if it's allergic to water?
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:47 PM
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The water condition (PH, balance, "things in the water") are the culprits of how harsh the water can be on a boat left in the water. These factors really matter as leaving a boat in for a few days in some water can cause the same affect of leaving the boat in water for a few weeks in other waters. I would chat with other people around the lake or marina with similar boats and listen to their experiences.

I know this sounds crazy but I saw you mentioned this so I'll chime in, I do believe in letting the hull "dry" out and I'll leave my boat out overnight before putting it back in the water for a few days.
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:13 AM
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Looks like you are around the corner from dike 1.
Sure am. At the three islands, make a right into the second cove. (Directly straight across the lake from Duke's Creek).
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:37 AM
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It's a boat. It's made to be in water. I put mine in now and I'll pull it out mid September. Until then, it sits at my dock. It's a 12, and it still looks brand new. There are boats everywhere where I live that do the same. What good is a boat if it's allergic to water?
the only arguement is that these are performance boats - and many boats have bottom paint.
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