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Old 06-03-2018, 02:47 PM
Tony NJ
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Join Date: Sep 2010
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I have the Garboard drains on my 34C Silverton. I boat in NJ in saltwater. and I replaced two of them about three years ago. They are Bronze with the T-Type plug. Yesterday while investigating in the bilge why I was taking on so much water, we noticed it was wet near the drain. We put our hand to wipe near the drain and one of the threaded bolts and nuts fell off. A bolt on each of them are bonded to my boats system. The bolts were stainless steel. Anyone have any idea if it was the bronze and the Stainless reacting with the saltwater? Boat is being hauled on Tuesday to have them both replaced, not sure if we should use SS bolts again or Bronze?
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