I am new in a slip at a marina where my neighbor in the next slip next to me, may possible be responsible for why my zincs seem to evaporate, dissolve rapidly!
My other new neighbors close by (next slip away) also report accelerated zinc decay, more than they deem usual!
I confronted the marina owner about this and his response was that I was, my boat
was, responsible, that I was inflicting my own problem and recommended that I keep fresh new zincs installed!
I connected my volts/ohms meter (AC-VOLTS) between my neighbors main mast shroud
and the water
and got a digital reading of .235 I then tested 8 other sailboats on the dock
, including my own, and with the meter set exactly the same, none showed above .004.
While is was testing the boat
next to me, the one I suspect for the reason my zincs disappear so fast, while I had my meter connected between the water
and his main shroud
that was reading .235 we turned off his power
momentarily at the dock
post breaker and the .235 reading fell to zero.
I informed the neighbor that he may be dumping raw AC. He told me that he doubted that he was but that he would look into such a possibility.
A month later and no word from him. The marina owner in my opinion doesn't want to get involved and I have to add new zincs, now the second time 6 weeks!
I'm worried now that my through-hulls will begin to leak, and I will need to have an emergency
haul preventing sinkage.
Who will be responsible, and how to prove such a case in court?
Has anyone here had to deal with this sort of thing???