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#12650542 - 02/27/18 08:40 PM Leave it in or trailer boat everyday?
skeeterK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 346
Loc: Stagecoach, TX
I'm renting a lake house for 4 days at Toledo Bend soon that has a covered boat house but the owner has his boat up in the lift and there's room underneath for a second boat but it would have to stay in the water. Assuming good weather and little wind, would you leave your boat in water for 4 days? Or trailer it at the end of each day and flush it?

Thanks!

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#12650555 - 02/27/18 08:49 PM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
tx2va07 Offline
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Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 605
Loc: Joshua, TX
Leave it....it’s 4 days. Assuming it’s a safe location and you’re not worried about anyone taking anything.

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#12650583 - 02/27/18 09:03 PM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
coachmas Offline
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Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 2709
Loc: Back at Palestine
Depends on how far the ramp was. I’m not a fan of leaving my boat in the water overnight. Too many bad things can happen in order to save 20-30min it takes to launch and go. If it’s even that far.
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#12650597 - 02/27/18 09:11 PM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Waves can beat the boat against the dock pretty good.

Me? I'm pulling it out of the lake every night.
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#12650613 - 02/27/18 09:16 PM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
Curtbass Offline
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Trailer. No critters either
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#12650642 - 02/27/18 09:29 PM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
J.P. Greeson Offline
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Registered: 10/23/00
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Loc: Scroggins, TX
If you left your boat in Sandlin 4 days, it would take a month to get the tea colored stains off. I'm not sure about the stain factor at Toledo Bend. Most lakes aren't that bad, but it's something to consider.
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#12650668 - 02/27/18 09:47 PM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Always trailer. Never take a chance on the weather. Just the cleaning alone on the hull would take a full day if you leave it in the water. Take it out each day and wipe it down with vinegar and water. It will not need any clean up at the end of your trip except for the inside of the boat. Many hours will be saved.
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#12650675 - 02/27/18 09:49 PM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
Jeff From Iowa Offline
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Registered: 01/07/18
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I’d leave it in. I’ve pulled mine up on shore for a week at fork and it was fine.
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#12650692 - 02/27/18 10:06 PM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 8060
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Think it depends on how good you tie it off. I wouldnt want my boat bumping up against the dock all night

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#12650902 - 02/28/18 06:28 AM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
Bassdeer Offline
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Registered: 08/23/06
Posts: 717
Loc: The Colony TX
Depends, I would leave it but my boat is 25 years old, how far is the dock from the cabin? are you going to have to pull graphs and rods so nobody steals anything. If you do leave it I would point the front of the boat towards the lake.

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#12650908 - 02/28/18 06:38 AM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
JBranham Offline
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Registered: 11/08/14
Posts: 353
Loc: Katy, TX
Trailer it. A couple years ago I rented a house on TB and left the boat tied up at the rented dock and a storm popped up out of nowhere and if I hadn’t gone down to check on it would have sunk the boat. I had no choice but to jump in and go put the boat on the trailer in the storm and about sunk it while doing that. The waves were crashing over the back of the boat, bildge pumping constantly, and ripped the hand rail out of the fiberglass that I was using to tie the boat up before I could get to it.

Better safe then sorry.....only $3600 in fiberglass damage and I considered that lucky....

This was also during the day when I was awake, if it had been during the night while asleep then I probably would have lost the boat.

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#12650917 - 02/28/18 06:42 AM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 18279
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Since it is so simple to load and unload a boat, I say pull it out every day.
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#12650929 - 02/28/18 06:53 AM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
gatoreyes Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 470
Loc: Keller, TX
OMG, leave it in! I go to Toledo Bend every spring and one of the best parts of the trip is a covered boat slip. Come in for lunch, just tie up and connect the battery charger. Never had a problem and the boat gets washed after the trip.

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#12650997 - 02/28/18 07:54 AM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4577
Loc: Longview, Tx
I would recommend you trailering it and finding a different place to stay away from the horrible water that damages everything. Can I have the number of the place you were gonna stay with the boat slip?

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#12651008 - 02/28/18 07:59 AM Re: Leave it in or trailer boat everyday? [Re: skeeterK]
CBoone Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 2179
The last thing I'd want to find in the boat is a snake...therefore I'd trailer it.

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