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#11660116 - 06/10/16 10:14 PM Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7
Jersey Dan Offline
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Any concerns for the hull rotting?

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#11660127 - 06/10/16 10:18 PM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: Jersey Dan]
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Not rotting. Just algae growth

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#11660135 - 06/10/16 10:21 PM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: Jersey Dan]
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I wouldn't do it. Can you get a lift?
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#11660165 - 06/10/16 10:37 PM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: Jersey Dan]
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My boss's 68' Hatteras stays in the water year round except for about a week dry dock for a hull clean and any maintenance that cant be done while moored. This is typical of larger salts and any lasting effects on the hulls are mooted by yearly cleaning and prep.
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#11660173 - 06/10/16 10:42 PM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: fitter2259]
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Originally Posted By: fitter2259
My boss's 68' Hatteras stays in the water year round except for about a week dry dock for a hull clean and any maintenance that cant be done while moored. This is typical of larger salts and any lasting effects on the hulls are mooted by yearly cleaning and prep.


...and bottom paint

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#11660286 - 06/10/16 11:52 PM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
2 Bee'z Offline
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Originally Posted By: lakeforkfisherman
I wouldn't do it. Can you get a lift?


X2 Our lift was one of the best purchases we made if you can get one. Bottom paint is an option but I didn't want to take a hit on performance.


Edited by 2 Bee'z (06/10/16 11:53 PM)

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#11660289 - 06/10/16 11:54 PM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: K.D.]
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Originally Posted By: K.D.
Originally Posted By: fitter2259
My boss's 68' Hatteras stays in the water year round except for about a week dry dock for a hull clean and any maintenance that cant be done while moored. This is typical of larger salts and any lasting effects on the hulls are mooted by yearly cleaning and prep.


...and bottom paint


I don't know of anyone who paints glass but I suppose if you did it would be best done while in dry dock. sarcastic
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#11660359 - 06/11/16 01:45 AM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: fitter2259]
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Originally Posted By: fitter2259
Originally Posted By: K.D.
Originally Posted By: fitter2259
My boss's 68' Hatteras stays in the water year round except for about a week dry dock for a hull clean and any maintenance that cant be done while moored. This is typical of larger salts and any lasting effects on the hulls are mooted by yearly cleaning and prep.


...and bottom paint


I don't know of anyone who paints glass but I suppose if you did it would be best done while in dry dock. sarcastic

http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=292


You know about as much about bottom painting boats as you do about football

Not common in bass boats, but damn common in sport fishing and other motor yachts, most of which are made from "glass"

To answer the Op's question, depending on how often you use it, it will stain, and get algae on the hull..... every through hull fitting is a place for water intrusion to occur.....you know all that though.....will it rot? The answer is it depends on to many variables to know. I had a boat as a boy that was in the water 24/7 for 4 years....but it wasn't a nice boat to begin with!
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#11660590 - 06/11/16 09:33 AM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: Jersey Dan]
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Not a good idea to leave it in all the time. I have my bass boat in a wet boat stall here on Toledo Bend "BUT" I take it out every 2-3 weeks and wash it good especially the bottom.A boat will stain badly if left in the water full time.

All saltwater boats left in the water need to have bottom paint and it doesn't last but a few years before needing repainting.

A lift is the best idea if possible.
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#11660679 - 06/11/16 10:22 AM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: Jersey Dan]
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Id be concerned with blistering of the gel.

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#11660757 - 06/11/16 11:00 AM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: txmasterpo]
J.P. Greeson Online   content
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Originally Posted By: txmasterpo
Originally Posted By: fitter2259
Originally Posted By: K.D.
Originally Posted By: fitter2259
My boss's 68' Hatteras stays in the water year round except for about a week dry dock for a hull clean and any maintenance that cant be done while moored. This is typical of larger salts and any lasting effects on the hulls are mooted by yearly cleaning and prep.


...and bottom paint


I don't know of anyone who paints glass but I suppose if you did it would be best done while in dry dock. sarcastic

http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=292


You know about as much about bottom painting boats as you do about football

Not common in bass boats, but damn common in sport fishing and other motor yachts, most of which are made from "glass"

To answer the Op's question, depending on how often you use it, it will stain, and get algae on the hull..... every through hull fitting is a place for water intrusion to occur.....you know all that though.....will it rot? The answer is it depends on to many variables to know. I had a boat as a boy that was in the water 24/7 for 4 years....but it wasn't a nice boat to begin with!


Yep, most saltwater boats you see sitting in the water are glass with painted hulls. To answer your question, I wouldn't leave a bass boat in the water unless it is an old junker. If my boat is in the water 3 days, it takes a few hours to clean the hull.


Edited by J.P. Greeson (06/11/16 11:02 AM)
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#11660813 - 06/11/16 11:36 AM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: Mike Zachary]
PowerLizard Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Mike Zachary
Id be concerned with blistering of the gel.

I had a Glastron recreational boat that I left in a wet slip for a year. We washed the summer algae off with sponges after waterskiing. It developed a definite waterline stain. It also blistered the hull. I would not do it again if it is a nice boat. If it is a $2,000 junker, then go for it.

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#11661042 - 06/11/16 02:59 PM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: Jersey Dan]
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Registered: 10/02/15
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Loc: Hemphill,TX/Jonesboro,LA
Depends on boat i guess

I wouldn't,for me it would be boat lift or load unload daily, I wont even leave mine in the water overnight for more than a week. I watched my f-i-l ruin a nice boat just because he didnt want to load and unload
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#11663922 - 06/13/16 10:29 AM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: Jersey Dan]
snake oil Offline
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Registered: 03/22/15
Posts: 66
Gelcoat blisters............

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#11664224 - 06/13/16 12:11 PM Re: Leaving a fiberglass boat in the water 365/ 24/7 [Re: Jersey Dan]
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Registered: 08/11/09
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Loc: Albany
It will also jack up your lower unit. Intakes can grow full of algea and cause motor to overheat.

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