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Driving in sea/salt water
« on: 30 August 2019, 13:27:34 »

Yesterday I watched Sally (her Reg plate was a variation of) driving into the sea axle deep in her new-ish Range Rover to retrieve jet skis on a trailer. I hope she swilled her car off afterwards ..... I doubt she did though.
I can't see that sea water does a car much good long term  ..... though that'll likely be a problem for the next owner.  ::)
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #1 on: 30 August 2019, 13:40:03 »

Friend of ours bought a private sale Kia Sorento second hand ... at a very reduced price .. good MOT history and all those sort of checks done .. it had full towing facilities already fitted so seemed, to him, to be a perfect option ....

Roll on 2 years and it fails its MOT for very major corrosion all around the rear axle/suspension/subframe (?) ... a bit of research discovered it had been used by its previous owner as a boat launch/recovery vehicle at his sailing school for 3 years. He then sold it to "himself" but at his private address and used it for another year (no doubt still at the school) before getting rid.

So just six years and it cost well over 2000 to have the required welding done.

Salt water and metal do not mix !!!
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #2 on: 30 August 2019, 13:43:47 »


Salt water and metal do not mix !!!


No they don't. But using a 4x4 to tow trailers on slippery surfaces like beaches and launch ramps is one of the better reasons to own one!
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #3 on: 30 August 2019, 15:18:59 »

I remember, do you, the days when you could tell a "seaside" car?

It had rust holes everywhere, with all the edges of doors lined with rust.  They stuck out a mile!! :o :o ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #4 on: 30 August 2019, 15:54:01 »

I remember, do you, the days when you could tell a "seaside" car?

It had rust holes everywhere, with all the edges of doors lined with rust.  They stuck out a mile!! :o :o ;D ;D ;)

ALL cars were full of rust holes back then  ;D
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #5 on: 30 August 2019, 16:27:51 »

I remember, do you, the days when you could tell a "seaside" car?

It had rust holes everywhere, with all the edges of doors lined with rust.  They stuck out a mile!! :o :o ;D ;D ;)

ALL cars were full of rust holes back then  ;D

Newspaper and Isopon could regularly be found in the front wings of 4 year old Austin 1100/1300/1300GT.
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #6 on: 30 August 2019, 16:35:28 »

I remember, do you, the days when you could tell a "seaside" car?

It had rust holes everywhere, with all the edges of doors lined with rust.  They stuck out a mile!! :o :o ;D ;D ;)

ALL cars were full of rust holes back then ;D

Newspaper and Isopon could regularly be found in the front wings of 4 year old Austin 1100/1300/1300GT.


The "Seaside" cars were far worse though :D :D ;)

Ah, add an A40 to that list; but mine just had newspaper behind the sills!! ::) ::) :o :D ;)
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #7 on: 30 August 2019, 16:42:28 »

I remember, do you, the days when you could tell a "seaside" car?

It had rust holes everywhere, with all the edges of doors lined with rust.  They stuck out a mile!! :o :o ;D ;D ;)

ALL cars were full of rust holes back then ;D

Newspaper and Isopon could regularly be found in the front wings of 4 year old Austin 1100/1300/1300GT.


The "Seaside" cars were far worse though :D :D ;)

Ah, add an A40 to that list; but mine just had newspaper behind the sills!! ::) ::) :o :D ;)


Possibly the reason why companies such as Ziebart and Endrust were so popular a few years later. ;D :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #8 on: 30 August 2019, 23:40:42 »


Salt water and metal do not mix !!!


No they don't. But using a 4x4 to tow trailers on slippery surfaces like beaches and launch ramps is one of the better reasons to own one!

If only most of them weren't designed for nothing more arduous than posing on the school run. ;D
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #9 on: 31 August 2019, 00:06:54 »

The cars, or the mothers? :)

Ron.
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #10 on: 31 August 2019, 00:11:10 »

The cars, or the mothers? :)

Ron.

  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #11 on: 31 August 2019, 17:35:09 »

The cars, or the mothers? :)

Ron.

Both, although, on the latter, some of them do rate scarily towards the "heavy duty" end of the scale IMHO. :-X
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #12 on: 01 September 2019, 21:45:04 »


Salt water and metal do not mix !!!


No they don't. But using a 4x4 to tow trailers on slippery surfaces like beaches and launch ramps is one of the better reasons to own one!

If only most of them weren't designed for nothing more arduous than posing on the school run. ;D

Ours are designed for way way more, seeing the new Evoque on the off road course was quite eye opening, sadly they rarely get used to the full potential
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #13 on: 01 September 2019, 22:04:09 »


Salt water and metal do not mix !!!


No they don't. But using a 4x4 to tow trailers on slippery surfaces like beaches and launch ramps is one of the better reasons to own one!

If only most of them weren't designed for nothing more arduous than posing on the school run. ;D

Ours are designed for way way more, seeing the new Evoque on the off road course was quite eye opening, sadly they rarely get used to the full potential
The tossers who buy them are paying a lot of money for that capability but, as you say, never use it.
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #14 on: 01 September 2019, 22:08:27 »

Ours are designed for way way more, seeing the new Evoque on the off road course was quite eye opening, sadly they rarely get used to the full potential

Given that LR products took 4 of the top 5 least reliable large/luxury SUV slots in last year's What Car survey, perhaps a slightly different design focus might be more appropriate....
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