Florida angler Joe Bak has a unique way of shedding salt water from his trailer after a day’s fishing in the nearby Indian River Lagoon. On the way home, he makes a quick stop at a convenient ramp on one of the area’s many freshwater lakes and backs his rig in as far as necessary to completely submerge all components of the trailer that were exposed to the salt and, at the same time, deep enough to provide sufficient cooling water for the engine. He runs the outboard for 10 to 15 minutes to flush the cooling system, removes the transom drain plug and turns on the bilge pump. This serves to rinse all of the salt water out of the bilges. Once he has completed these tasks, all he has left to do is drive home, wash down the boat and put it away. That’s one unique technique for boat trailer rust prevention.