Originally Posted by Sailmonkey
Stainless is not the preferred material for skin fittings. It suffers from crevice corrosion, and does not do well in an atmosphere devoid of oxygen.
Bronze is the preferred metal for this task.
What a crock of crap. Let me say this before I exit this forum, crevice corrosion is a result of weld and not present on 'turned' fittings as stainless skin fittings are.
I was hoping you'd reply after googling this matter and mis interpreting the results.
As a chandlers supply manager up until last April I supplied many turned stainless fittings to high end customers, the most prevalent being Eric Claptons Vabene which is moored in Antigua
He most likely didn't bother googling for the underwater properties of stainless steel and misinterpret wiki but took good advice from someone who is out there doing it rather than someone spending his days making 1.78 posts a day sat at a computer.
I bow out. You are almost laughable if I could surrender the energy.