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Old 25-11-2011, 07:16   #31
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Re: Metal Hull vs Fiberglass

As Dockhead says, galvanic corrosion can create serious issues with a steel or aluminum boat. The problem of rust in a steel boat is secondary.

You have to be extremely cautious with every component of the boat. On an luuminum boat, forget about bronze components, must use non-ferrous fasteners, etc. They say that the new aluminum alloys are more resistant to galvanic corrosion, but no metal boat is immune.

IMHO the electrically inert qualities of fiberglass (and wood) are a huge advantage.
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Re: Metal Hull vs Fiberglass

Guys... anyone notice the OP is from 2005? Hope they've sailed off long ago in whatever they picked out.
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Guys... anyone notice the OP is from 2005? Hope they've sailed off long ago in whatever they picked out.
Maybe they are cautious and waiting to see what GRP boat develops hydrolysis, which steel boat rusts through, what aluminum boat disintegrates from stray current corrosion and which wooden boat sinks from a popped plank....
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