I'm looking at hardware
for mounting the leeboard pivot blocks through the deck
, and also for the side wings the boards rest on through the hull
. Looking at Si bronze, I can get everything I need, but at a cost roughly 8 to 10 times that of 18-8 SS.
Maybe, for the wings, where the stove bolts wind
up buried in construction, I should consider the Si bronze. Otherwise, I find it hard to justify the expense. The boat is a 24' trailer sailer, hauled out and stored mostly, that may or may not see estuaries and salt water
What are your thoughts?