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Old    Parker Frost (waketowake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       12-04-2008, 3:18 PM Reply   
Does any one have a malibu that has the salt water engine package from the factory or added on? if so have you had any problems with it. I know these boats aren't meant for salt water but i live in FL and i'm surrounded by salt.
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       12-04-2008, 3:26 PM Reply   
I have a buddy with a SWS VTX. It's got big zincs on the stern, closed cooling, and a painted/galvanized, fully boxed Extreme trailer. He lives in the Seattle area & uses it on Puget Sound & Wollochet Bay near Gig Harbor.
It's an 08 & a bad ass boat. No problems yet.
Old    Dave (davomaddo)      Join Date: Feb 2003       12-09-2008, 11:43 AM Reply   
I had one. Used exclusively in salt. I added a heat exchanger, zincs, and sea strainer after the fact. It worked well. However, it still is a fresh water boat modified for salt water use - as you said.

A galvanized trailer is key.

Are you buying new or used?

I think of it as a salt water tax. If you live on calm salt water, you have no choice but to ride it. It just costs you a bit more over time to either buy a Salt Water Series boat or pay more in maintainance.

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