Originally Posted by goboatingnow
Beneteau generally used DNZ brass. US boats wired to ABYC standards are what generates the problems. But thats another argument
you should hear the sole squeak on some HRs , gawd..
I have been conducting a bit of research
into the materials beneteau use, one thing I found was this thread on CF
Finally got the specifications of sea cocks from Beneteau. Unbeliveble
I spoke to the MD of Fox's Yachts in the UK, a Bene dealer, he confirmed that the valves were chrome plated brass (not DZR).
None of my fittings are marked CR which I believe is the distinguishing mark for DZR brass used in Europe
Not sure about the through hulls though, bene parts
list indicates they are bronze, but the response from Beneteau in the above thread would indicate they are brass.
I'll play it safe and replace the lot, they are 12 yrs old, which is not bad going.
BTW, the only through hulls which are bonded are the two in the engine
bay, that is a Beneteau installation
At last haul out
, I gave all the through hulls a good inspection
by sight, with a scraper, and a hammer test, all seemed OK