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#10806562 - 04/29/15 12:06 PM Duck boat as a bay boat?
Tritonberg Offline
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Registered: 02/19/09
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Loc: Goldthwaite, TX
Let me begin by saying I have no experience saltwater fishing nor have I ever been out in the bay. I'm headed to Port Aransas in July and I was thinking about taking my duck/bowfishing boat to do some bay fishing and bow fishing. I have a 1989 16' Lowe aluminum center console with a 50hp motor. Should I have any reservations about using this boat in the bay?

Thanks
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#10806849 - 04/29/15 01:56 PM Re: Duck boat as a bay boat? [Re: Tritonberg]
redchevy Offline
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Be careful.

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#10807431 - 04/29/15 06:19 PM Re: Duck boat as a bay boat? [Re: Tritonberg]
Pat Goff Offline
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Galvanized trailer?
I'd stay in the shallow bays like Estes. Better pushing off a sand bar than getting swamped by a tanker wake.
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#10837757 - 05/12/15 09:15 AM Re: Duck boat as a bay boat? [Re: Tritonberg]
Tritonberg Offline
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Pat, I don't have a galvanized trailer.

I'll look up the area, thanks for the input.
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#10838041 - 05/12/15 10:39 AM Re: Duck boat as a bay boat? [Re: Tritonberg]
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If you have a painted steel or bare steel trailer it will rust to oblivion with use in salt water. Even galvanized gives in with time.

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#10839076 - 05/12/15 04:39 PM Re: Duck boat as a bay boat? [Re: Tritonberg]
Pat Goff Offline
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Steel trailer and salt water will cause a lot of pain in a few months. NOTHING will prevent cancer from starting. Don't listen to the Louisiana or Beaumont marsh guys squawk, their "saltwater" is 1/100 as salty as the lower coast.
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