Thread: Zincs
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:33 AM   #41
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Well to try and tie the drift to the original thread. Before you dive overboard in fresh water to check your zincs that do not work in fresh water be sure to check out the electrical safety of your surroundings.
And I can tell you that the zinc anodes on Florence A are as white as white can be as the boat was stored in fresh water. And I can tell you that I have had all the bottom coatings off back to bare steel because the paint was bubbling off the steel from electrolysis. Now, fortunately the damage was repairable. BUT I don't think that there will be zinc anodes on my boat when I plan to sit in fresh water for the bulk of the time.
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