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Old 01-02-2020, 07:39 AM
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I'm almost ready to buy a 2019 left over nitro z18 only thing on my mind when I went to the dealer it was uncovered. I got there late and they said the guy must have uncovered for me there was some water where battery goes and ice ..Looks like they placed a wood tripod thing to hold cover from caving in ..As I left that day it stayed uncovered and rained on it all weekend. Monday they told me they moved it and shrunk wrapped it up . I want to save 3500 on 2019 but now thinking I should get 2020 because of my worries this boat will have damage. What do you think.?

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You're concerned about a boat getting wet? I think you may be looking at the wrong hobby.
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As a kid I fished bass tournaments with my father all the time......although he kept the boat in a garage, I can't tell you how many times we fished in the rain, towed in the rain, or even washed the boat and put it away wet.

I wouldn't want them left out un-covered for extended periods of time but everyone he had seemed to do fine with occasional water. (he still has them to this day)
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It rains on boats all the time. Have you ever been to a marina?
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You're concerned about a boat getting wet? I think you may be looking at the wrong hobby.
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Seriously? You're concerned about rain on a boat?
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A wet boat?? The horror 😱
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The only issue I see is if they shrink wrapped it while it was still soaked (carpet). That was dumb. They just created a mold terrarium. Getting wet is a non-issue. Getting wet and sealing it up is.
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You do put it IN the water you know ?
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That boat needs to be stripped down to the stringers and rebuilt in order for it to work again.
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Buy it, fish it, get some fish blood on it and you will be fine.
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water where battery goes and ice
I think the OP is worried about the ice not the water. Depending on where the boat is and how hard of a freeze it has been through, it's a valid concern.

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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
It rains on boats all the time. Have you ever been to a marina?
Have you ever looked at the boats sitting outside in the marina? A lot of those boats also have leaks from port holes etc.
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I dont see the point of the sarcasm in some of these answers. Its not a dumb question.. Its a bass boat so theres carpet and compartments and has electrical and wanted to know if all the freezing rain could have made any problems. I know a boat gets wet . Just wanted serious responses . I'm going to be a first time boat owner so I don't have much experience with owning a boat .
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Originally Posted by GH02050 View Post
I think the OP is worried about the ice not the water. Depending on where the boat is and how hard of a freeze it has been through, it's a valid concern.
Thankyou for taking my question serious. I'm not a experienced boat owner and appreciate the feedback.
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I just watched a boat test video of that boat. There's a phenomenal amount of carpet. If it gets moldy, then I wouldn't buy the boat. How and when you can assess that I have no idea. Other bass boat owners would know about wet carpet issues. Perhaps the carpet has mold resistant features. That's a fair question to ask.
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OP - owning a boat is going to be a stressful experience for you.
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You better be worried about it being a Nitro instead of it being wet!!!

Ice can be a problem but if it was at least parked with the bow up and plug out, you should be ok.

3+ decades of bassboat ownership have taught me that I'd rather them sit out in the rain for one year than the sunlight for one day!

Seriously, I'd look for a used 18ft bassboat before I'd buy a new one.
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Originally Posted by Djrek View Post
Thankyou for taking my question serious. I'm not a experienced boat owner and appreciate the feedback.
Where is the boat located? It hasn't been a terribly cold winter (in MA) so far, so unless it's way up north I think you will probably be OK.
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Where is the boat located? It hasn't been a terribly cold winter (in MA) so far, so unless it's way up north I think you will probably be OK.
Couple hours North of NYC
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post
You better be worried about it being a Nitro instead of it being wet!!!

Ice can be a problem but if it was at least parked with the bow up and plug out, you should be ok.

3+ decades of bassboat ownership have taught me that I'd rather them sit out in the rain for one year than the sunlight for one day!

Seriously, I'd look for a used 18ft bassboat before I'd buy a new one.
why worrie about it being a nitro ? I cant afford a ranger. Why used over new?

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