The steel exhaust
and several fittings are rusting on the transom, but not because they are of low quality stainless. They have just been there forever in the splash zone.
has removed all for inspection
and they are in reasonable condition. These items are not rusted through, they are just starting to stain -down the transom surface.
Per the Captain's request, I have a few questions:
What do you folks recommend to clean these fittings (or other like conditions around the exterior of the boat) and keep the rust stains from running down the outside of the transom?
Before the captain
puts the exhaust
back in, any suggestions for cleaning
and coating it to prevent rust stains starting again? The transom is solid fiberglass
. If he can find a plastic exhaust, he will use that instead of reusing the steel
He is throwing away the fittings and having the holes plugged since we are not using those fittings.
The boat yard crew will be sanding
and removing rust and other stains from the hull