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Old    MIKE V (madvlin)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-04-2007, 2:08 PM Reply   
Went boarding in the rain the other day the water was great!
Old    Jonny (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-04-2007, 2:12 PM Reply   
considering it is a BOAT and it does NEED to be in water, i am gonna go out on a limb here and say YES it is ok to use your boat in the rain
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-04-2007, 2:52 PM Reply   
does it have wood floors or fiberglass ?
Old    Ken Campos (kcampos)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-04-2007, 3:05 PM Reply   
NO, the water will ruin your boat. Oh wait do you run your boat in the water or on dry land.
Old    rG (canecorso)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-04-2007, 3:18 PM Reply   
as long as its only sprinkling its ok, hard rain you better head in....
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       10-04-2007, 3:24 PM Reply   
your carpet gets really wet but that's about it.

Oh and a little extra ballast.
Old    motobob13 (motobob13)      Join Date: Jun 2006       10-04-2007, 5:16 PM Reply   
Keep your stereo dry. Had a blast riding last week but cost me an amp and head unit. Oh yea; stings your eyes a little.
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-04-2007, 5:54 PM Reply   
My concern is my stereo/amps. Other than that, rode for hours in the rain. Usually no wind, so glass for everyone. The boat should be pretty waterproof.

(Message edited by buzz grande on October 04, 2007)
Old    J (memphisvol)      Join Date: Sep 2007       10-04-2007, 8:07 PM Reply   
we got stuck in what felt like a small hurricane a few weeks ago, storm came out of nowhere and we couldnt see more than about 15 to 20 feet, boat was fine...just very very waterlogged
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       10-05-2007, 1:42 PM Reply   
Is it ok...

In Seattle we have to ride in the rain dang near year round or we don't ride at all.

Some tips would be,

don't put your boat away with the engine compartment soaking wet. Eventually it will kill your starter and alternator. Use a space heater to dry it out for a couple of hours first.

Be very careful not to get your amps or head unit too wet. They can fry or eventually rust on the internals even if they're marine units.

Always pull out all of your cushions and wipe them down along with any wet areas under them.

Never ever ever wipe down your boat immediately after driving down the road while it's raining. This will kill your wax job and put little scratches all over in your gel. If I get caught in the rain while towing I wait until I get home and use a wax blend soap with a terry cloth to remove the dirt.

Hope this info helps.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-05-2007, 1:49 PM Reply   
I have never seen your boat Cliff, but I am guessing it is in showroom condition. One of these days I will have to get off my butt and come ride with you guys.
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-05-2007, 1:51 PM Reply   
Cliff, that has to be the funniest profile pic I have ever seen
Old    Phatboypimp (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-05-2007, 2:16 PM Reply   
HIJACK WARNING

Cliff,

Do you live on Sammamish? I see my old lake in the background of your profile pick.

I grew up on that lake, hope to move back some day.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-05-2007, 4:35 PM Reply   
I believe he frequents Sammamish a lot.
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       10-05-2007, 4:38 PM Reply   
You could call Sammamish my second home! Ask "G" how his set on the Natural was if you see him out there today.

T-Bag,

The friends I ride with insisted I use that pic for my profile. They tell me it fits me to a T.

(Message edited by SEATTLE on October 05, 2007)
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       10-05-2007, 4:42 PM Reply   
Brett,

Still waiting for ya to come out.

Phatboy,

If your ever lonely for your lake check this link out. Water was awesome today after it stopped raining.
http://lksamm.com/

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