Originally Posted by Agility
If stainless steel
and aluminum are in contact and moisture is present, the aluminum will sacrifice (corrode).
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Yes, my original thoughts also, blaming AB Inflatables instead of the reaction of dissimilar metals.
Also, if there is any electrolysis
on the vessel, the Aluminium would be acting as the sacrificial anode. Even the stainless shackle in the water
when boat is alongside and the yacht may be putting out some serious stray current
, especially in a marina...
My experience is that AB are a premium quality RHIB, much much better than many of the others out there.