Combat Boat Corrosion

Salt-borne corrosion can seriously damage outboardsJason Arnold /
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
Washing and waxing regularly can help prevent the pitting and surface corrosion seen in these three photos.Jim Hendricks
Salt-borne corrosion can seriously damage equipment like this windlass.Jim Hendricks
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