Inshore Fishing in Pointe a la Hache in Southeast Louisiana
I recently inherited (for the price of the new motor) an 19 foot 2001 Charles Leonard center console that rolled 3 times on the trailer and was held by the anchor line through Katrina in Pointe a la Hache. My 62 year old uncle who has Parkinsons wanted to pass on this boat. I have always maintained my boats so that 30 minutes check and I'm gone. It has been gone through totally with a 2006 150 E-tec
and a new McClain galvanized trailer. It runs upper 50's and gets 5-6 mpg. A four foot chop is nothing for this beast. My question is what is the best way to maintain the unpainted aluminum hull and trailer in a saltwater environment. Should I polish and wax the hull or just don't worry about it? I use plenty of "Saltaway" after each trip. As much as I enjoy driving this boat, its an emotional issue that my uncle sees that it will be around for years. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated and when you see this scared from the storm boat named Kat-5 give me a wave.