Best aluminium alloy for the masts

Discussion in 'Materials' started by deucalion, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    So you think I am overthinking the af paint?
     
  2. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    In a word ... YES! :D
     
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  3. brendan gardam
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    i have tried several times to explain to fallguy his beams are not going to dissolve like he thinks. i keep telling him my boat was moored for years in salt water with unpainted beams and they show no corrosion .
     
  4. fallguy
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    I don't pay tons of attention to anecdote. The sockets themselves might be vastly different; for example.

    I am a boat lover, though. What boat do you speak of?

    Also, the OP asked about alloys. I can't even tell from the Sparcraft website what alloys they use. I thought at one point I knew what I had.
     

  5. brendan gardam
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    I will reply on your thread again on the weekend with a close up photo of my sliding beams.
     
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