Bronze seacock on 85 year old steel boat

Discussion in 'Materials' started by jenevers, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. jenevers
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    jenevers Junior Member

    should I be worried about electrolysis between the 2 metals?
     
  2. gonzo
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    If you have zincs properly installed, it should not be a problem. Is the seacock original?
     
  3. jenevers
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    It’s a freshwater old barge so I’m on magnesium anodes. The seacocks are original.
     
  4. gonzo
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    You are doing everything correctly. They have lasted this long, so they are likely to outlive you. Can you post a photo?
     

  5. jenevers
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    Afraid I can’t send a photo as I’m not aboard. Thanks for the reassurance
     
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