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Old 07-01-2019, 06:17 AM
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OK guys hereís the question do you store and leave plugs, lures, hooks etc. on your center console? I have a Grady with a Plano storage box setup. I feel like if I leave anything in there for any kind of time all the hooks get rusty. Do you guys actually rinse everything off after you finish or spray your stuff with WD-40 or anything?
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Old 07-01-2019, 06:21 AM
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Never, ever leave anything in the boat. The one exception is if you have a true cabin like an express or sportfish.

Anything that isn't stored in a room with 4 walls, a floor, and a ceiling is destined to rot away.

We have an express and even then we don't leave items in the cabin.
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Old 07-01-2019, 06:31 AM
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I leave mine in the boat. however I save up those things you get in RX's and stuff like that. They absorb water and I put them in my boxes. I have not had anything rust for the most part. Sometimes Ill put a lure back without fresh water washing it. but thats my fault.
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:16 AM
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The majority of terminal tackle is going to rust if left on a boat in saltwater. I donít understand why people leave it on their rigs. Whatís carrying one more tackle box when you think about the rods, gaffs, ice, food, drinks etc. Iím a little biased tho as I have a few buddies that basically have a tackle shop worth of useless crap stored in every available square inch of the boat.
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:29 AM
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for many reasons, equipment rot included, everything comes off the boat.
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:48 AM
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Rust always wins, eventually. One thing you can do though is to minimize what you leave in the Plano boxes and never mixed brand new hooks with used hooks. Keep them separate. One used hook can compromise a whole section of bran new.
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:57 AM
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I've had decent luck just spraying some Corrosion X on a rag and wiping the inside of my Plano boxes down before I put all the stuff in there.
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Originally Posted by Grady222 View Post
OK guys here’s the question do you store and leave plugs, lures, hooks etc. on your center console? I have a Grady with a Plano storage box setup. I feel like if I leave anything in there for any kind of time all the hooks get rusty. Do you guys actually rinse everything off after you finish or spray your stuff with WD-40 or anything?
i spray my plano boxes with PAM especially my hook box. No rust with PAM.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:21 AM
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Everything comes off my boat, less safety gear.
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:27 PM
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You guys are hauling everything off your boat after every trip?

I pull everything off in the winter but not way am I doing that during the season. Lures I’ve used while fishing get rinsed and dried before I put them back in their boxes and I don’t have any rust issues. Putting salt covered lures in your boxes will definitely rust your stuff quick.
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:41 PM
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You guys are hauling everything off your boat after every trip?

I pull everything off in the winter but not way am I doing that during the season. Lures Iíve used while fishing get rinsed and dried before I put them back in their boxes and I donít have any rust issues. Putting salt covered lures in your boxes will definitely rust your stuff quick.
We have a 36 express and I still try to pull everything off after each trip.

Even most of the stuff in the cabin.
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Originally Posted by Polapea View Post
You guys are hauling everything off your boat after every trip?

I pull everything off in the winter but not way am I doing that during the season. Lures Iíve used while fishing get rinsed and dried before I put them back in their boxes and I donít have any rust issues. Putting salt covered lures in your boxes will definitely rust your stuff quick.
there are losers everywhere. no need to give them incentive to crawl aboard.

i'd rather have my gear than have to go replace it all.
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Sprinkle some rice around in your tackle trays to help absorb excess moisture if you cant get a hold of those moisture absorbing sachets.

I do keep tackle in my boat but boat is stored in a shed out of the weather
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Tackle comes out every time. This seems like a hassle, but I’ve come to like it. I don’t lose track of what’s on board, and can make adjustments better. Can tailor my tackle better, and take better care of it.
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I've had decent luck just spraying some Corrosion X on a rag and wiping the inside of my Plano boxes down before I put all the stuff in there.
This x 10 Corosian x is your friend
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Old 07-01-2019, 06:43 PM
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It's a pain in the living ass, but I take my stuff off the boat. I'm waiting on a new tackle bag with hopes of making that better. The Texas cost gets Humid-AF. So much that I have had my Type 5 life vests spontaneously deploy.
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Ok wow seems like I gotta start taking it all off. Iím gonna have to buy another big tackle bag I suppose. Anyone have a great bag they want to recommend? Thanks fellas!
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Thats ridiculous . I leave my tackle,on my boat all season for 25 years now. The only rust i have encountered is if i dont was a plug off and put it back the cheap hooks will,rust. Aside from that there is tackle all over that is fine in my boat
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Old 07-02-2019, 04:49 AM
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I only leave weights on the boat. That would get heavy lugging that stuff. All other stuff gets pulled. I have gotten much better about only bringing what we need for the day not all of my tackle.
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Ill tell you again, Spray all lures and hooks with PAM. It works. Its vegetable oil so it wont scare fish. Leave you hook boxes on boat year round.Plugs get a little sticky but it washes off when you use them.
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