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Old 09-14-2020, 07:53 PM
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Good evening everyone. I recently purchased a 2007 Fountain 38lx with 500 hours on the trip Mercury Verado 275s. I am wondering if anyone has owned one and has any tips or pointers on what to expect. I come from an extensive background of freshwater boating, but this is the first jump into ocean boating.

Also, I was told that I need to start the engines once a week because the boat is kept in a slip in Newport Beach harbor. Does anyone know if this is accurate or if this is too cautious?

Thank you all for your consideration!
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Too cautious,
I go months without starting my outboard
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by westbootie View Post
Too cautious,
I go months without starting my outboard
thank you for your reply! I appreciate it. That’s what I was thinking as well.
Old 09-16-2020, 11:07 PM
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If you use your boat less than weekly you should keep it in a dry stack. If you use it less than monthly you should keep it on a trailer. If you use it less than quarterly you should sell it.
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