Combat Boat Corrosion

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Salt-borne corrosion can seriously damage outboardsJason Arnold / jasonarnoldphoto.com
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Even metals designed for marine applications — such as 316 stainless steel and 5086 aluminum — will corrode if not installed or maintained properly. Bedding stainless with a marine sealant will help prevent the crevice corrosion seen in these three imagesJim Hendricks
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Washing and waxing regularly can help prevent the pitting and surface corrosion seen in these three photos.Jim Hendricks
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Salt-borne corrosion can seriously damage equipment like this windlass.Jim Hendricks
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Corrosion is a leading cause of marine electrical failures. Use marine-grade wire, connectors, and seal connections with heat-shrink tubing to avoid the corrosion seen here.Jim Hendricks