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Combat Boat Corrosion

May 18, 2012
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Salt-borne corrosion can seriously damage outboards Jason 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 images Jim 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
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