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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: The Captain Morgan Briny Bar
Forum Description: The place for general chat on saltwater fishing!
Printed Date: 02 Dec 2021 at 10:20am

Topic: salt away
Posted By: lingee
Subject: salt away
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2021 at 6:51am
Hi guys was given a 1ltre salt away, do you use it each flush or from time to time. i have only flushed with water . your comments please,cheersBig smile

Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2021 at 7:55am
nice gift 👍 I personally use for every motor wash every after trip. Only when finishing motor flush till the bubbles come out then shut down so salt away is left in outboard. Also periodically use on boats exterior, trailer fishing gear lightly. It’s pricey stuff so I try to keep amount used to a minimum. 

A bit on the side of your thread, there are a number of other cheaper brands including a brunsco brand. Guessing they are the same recipe or close enough to work as well? 

The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb

Posted By: lingee
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2021 at 8:10am
cheers for that Reel Deal

Posted By: letsgetem
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2021 at 8:51am
I use it after every trip. The motor - I flush with fresh water first for about 8 mins (want it up to temperature), then with saltaway for a couple of  mins (want saltaway still present in the dispenser, so some stays in the motor). Then spray it all over the boat. I think it removes dried on salt; as can see the visible salt on the screen disappears. Also I spray it on my reels and rods. I like it a lot.

Posted By: bazza
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2021 at 9:14am
Years ago an o/b mechanic I had complete confidence in advised it is best to only use a saltaway type flushing additive on about every 5 th flush or thereabouts.

He claimed that using it with every flush can do more harm than good as any residual coating left on the motor internals can affect the protective coatings ... furthermore he advised that when it is used to thoroughly flush the motor with fresh water only that has risen in temperature for 5 mins or so.

Scored a much needed hair cut this morning so now on the way to Mitre 10 to take back the hedge trimmer !!

Posted By: Mr Moritz
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2021 at 9:26am
I use salt away to flush motor and flush trailer...

If you always do, what you've always done. You will always get, what you have always got
Henry Ford

Posted By: Pcj
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2021 at 9:30am
Does it remove hard salt cyrstals?/1 hr drive home so motor has had chance to cool right down so baked in salt??

Posted By: Mr Moritz
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2021 at 12:50pm
Originally posted by Pcj Pcj wrote:

Does it remove hard salt cyrstals?/1 hr drive home so motor has had chance to cool right down so baked in salt??

Says on container
"Saltaway is a maintenance product that safely removes salt from all surfaces. Except for salt build-up, results are immediate. Salt build-up can be broken down by regular, frequent applications and leaving product in build-up areas."

If you always do, what you've always done. You will always get, what you have always got
Henry Ford

Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2021 at 4:28pm
Follow Reel Deal and legstreams advice.

Yes it breaks down crystals over time.

Hence leaving it in the waterways overtime it improves.
If boat sitting for a month.
Flush motor with water then re use salt away to linger in waterways again.

Just cruising in my now sweetas pimped out Southern 755 HT0!

Posted By: DIY
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2021 at 5:26pm
I flush the motor in a cut down wheely bin with the tell tale going back into the bin. I use a solution of Salt Away and flush the motor for about 15-20 mins then turn it off and hook up a hose from the wash down pump intake and drop it into the bin then use this to wash down the boat. Once done I top up the wheely bin with water and Salt Away ready to go next time. Sounds a bit complicated but easy as and everything gets a wash with the treatment.

Oh what a smasher - two eggs and a rasher!

Posted By: Denny Boy
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2021 at 5:39pm
The key to any flush according to my OB mechanic is to run the engine until the telltale runs warm indicating that the thermostat(s) are open. This allows the Salt Away to reach into all the nooks and crannies that it otherwise wouldn't if the thermostat is closed. He also said to me that to flush with SA every 2nd or 3rd time out is sufficient (for cost economics) as long as it is flushed with fresh water every time (also with the thermostat open)

Posted By: tjm
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2021 at 10:23am
Good advise Smile

Wonder what Salt Away consist of?

Cant beat hunting and Fishing in N.Z

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