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Which Metals Are Marine Grade?

Underwater and wet environments are highly corrosive to metals. To prevent the material from failing in these conditions it may be necessary to rely on metals to which alloying elements have been added in order to defend against the corrosive effects. Below we look at...
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Corrosion Resistance in Marine Environments

The corrosion of metals in a marine environment can cause huge economic loss - and even potential social harm. Imagine the leakage of toxic substances, which can not only cause environmental pollution, but also endanger people's health. The sea is rich in highly corrosive natural electrolytes, therefore,...
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Fasteners to Use for Boat Building

Plywood boat building used to be quite laborious and required lots of effort when it came to fastening - holes needed to be individually pre-drilled. Luckily, things have changed! Today the challenge probably lies in the large number of available choices when it comes to which fastener...
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How To Avoid And Prevent Galvanic Corrosion

Galvanic corrosion occurs when two dissimilar metals come into electrical contact with a conductive electrolyte that is usually rainwater or groundwater. If aluminum and carbon steel are connected and immersed in seawater, the aluminum is likely to corrode more quickly, whilst the steel will receive protection. This is a...

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What To Do And What Not To Do When Using Stainless Steel Fasteners

Stainless steel fasteners are quite popular these days because of their reliable corrosion-resistant and recyclable properties. They offer resistance and durability during any weather condition. However, if these fasteners are not handled properly, you can cause damage to the entire setup. Below, we have a guideline of do or...

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