Originally Posted by Toaster
Check out the latest Practical Sailor and look at Brion Toss's article. He mentions that it is important to fill
the fitting with something like 3M 4000, and that this is not typically in the instructions that come with the fitting.
"This prevents the intrusion of both air and water
, so that the
terminal will not suffer from either crevice corrosion
oxidation, or chloride corrosion
I suspect that Locktite in this case is just another anti-seize, anti-gall, anti-corrosion (take your pick) application. I use it, but I suspect Loctite's biggest benefit is that it makes me feel safer than an anti-seize goop because I imagine the anti-seize goop might come undone.
Loctite is a well proven anaerobic sealant
. It has secondary benefits to minimise galling but its primary role is as a thread locker.
Brian Toss's advice to fill the voids with a sealant
is intended to ensure there is no internal void where sea water
can collect. It's an excellent suggestion andnwhat we follow.
You will still need to put something on the threads to avoid galling. Never assemble stainless threads dry. Anti seize or loctite will work just ensure you use a suitable antiseize.
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