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#12716670 - 04/14/18 01:45 PM Galveston Boat Rental
txhuntingguide Offline

Registered: 03/22/08
Posts: 59
Loc: Lubbock Tx.
We are going to be staying in Sea Isle June 1-7. I have a 21' Charger that I am not to keen on putting on saltwater at this point. Is there a place or someone that rents fishing boats I could use on west bay for 3-4 days. The house we rented has a boat lift and a slip. It is on the outside corner of the canal and is about a 200 yd straight shot to the bay. Thoughts on a bass boat in the bay or should i rent a boat. Thank you guys for any feed back on this.

Edited by txhuntingguide (04/14/18 01:47 PM)

#12716678 - 04/14/18 01:55 PM Re: Galveston Boat Rental [Re: txhuntingguide]
smooth move Offline
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Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 1261
Loc: bayou vista,tx
lots of bass boats on the bay in the summer. i'd rather be in my own boat that i'm familiar with.
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#12716711 - 04/14/18 02:47 PM Re: Galveston Boat Rental [Re: txhuntingguide]
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Originally Posted By: txhuntingguide
Thoughts on a bass boat in the bay or should i rent a boat.

The bass boat in the bay should be ok, but be sure to give a thorough freshwater washdown, both inside and out, when you're done.

If you have a painted trailer, you may not want to dunk it in saltwater. But otherwise, just be sure to wash the trailer down ASAP every time you dunk it in the salt.
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#12717160 - 04/14/18 10:21 PM Re: Galveston Boat Rental [Re: txhuntingguide]
Alumacraft 14 Offline

Registered: 02/24/06
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Loc: Texas
Don't put your bass boat in salt water....

Boat rentals I haven't heard of any. Guide probably be the best choice.

#12718044 - 04/15/18 08:49 PM Re: Galveston Boat Rental [Re: txhuntingguide]
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 266
Loc: Midlothian, Tx.
I put my aluminum bass boat in saltwater once. Never again. Things that you never think about rusted overnight and froze up. Bolts on Trolling Motor Mount, Bilge Pump motor spindle, same with aerator pump, various nuts bolts screws. And that's not even talking about the trailer, which probably takes more abuse than anything. People on the coast use galvanized trailers, and all saltwater gear.

Don't Do It !!!
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