I can assure that if you live 10 miles from the coast in Florida you WILL
have a Salt issue.
----- Original Message -----
From: "doc" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Galvanizing ChromeMoly?
> Frank Donovan wrote:
> > Doc,
> > For comparitive purposes, Dillsburg Aeroplane Works in Dillsburg, PA
> > sells 2" od x 0.188" wall 4130 Cr-Mo tubing for $9.00 per foot.
> > This is raw Cr-Mo steel, not galvanized.
> > If you do not galvanize the mast it will slowly rust; however, its
> > to lose any significant strength in your lifetime or mine. You can
> > the mast to delay the rust process. Beware: a painted or galvanized
> > 2" od mast will not fit into a 2" thrust bearing!
> Could I not just spray it with some Krylon? Except at the rare point of
> contact most of the mast is in the clear -- the goal is to just prevent
> oxidation and anything that seals the surface of the ChromeMoly should
> accomplish that, yes?
> We are located in West Central Florida about 10 miles in from
> the coast, so no salt issues.
> Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e
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