[TowerTalk] Fwd: Long Tangent U Bolts, SS watch out

Patrick Greenlee patrick_g at windstream.net
Wed Apr 12 06:56:21 EDT 2017

One of the things you experienced is known as oxygen deprivation 
corrosion.  It can wreak havoc with SS in short order.

Your surmise is correct.  There are many variations of SS and they are 
not created equal.  In your boating experience you may have noted how 
some boats had topside stainless that looked nice with virtually no care 
while other examples seemed to show discoloration and even light rust in 
a short time. Another attribute is magnetism.  Some stainless won't 
stick to a magnet and some will.  Makes a difference when selecting SS 
to be located near your binnacle.

Patrick        NJ5G

On 4/11/2017 11:21 PM, Hans Hammarquist via TowerTalk wrote:
> SS is not that of a "permanent" solution people want to believe. I have experience with SS on sailboats and at my swimming pool. SS can rapidly corrode with very little sign of trouble until it's to late, I have seen several SS parts break due to stress corrosion, something that appears as a hairline crack n the part. This happens if the surface of the SS part is not exposed to air, such as being covered with see weed. I have also seen an SS heat exchanger start leaking after being exposed to water containing chlorine. It took a few years for the heat exchanger to start leaking but SS was not a guarantee for a long service life.
> If you use SS anywhere make sure it is clean and open to air. I don't know much about various classes of SS but am sure there are good and bad types.
> 73 de,
> Hans - N2JFS
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> ​Hi All Sorry I came into this thread late so apologies if already​ been said, but if your looking for stainless did you try your local farm chemical sprayer or local swimming pool supplier ? They use stainless. 73 John W0JW _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk at contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk
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