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Keeping the bilges bone dry is far more important in a steel boat, as is quickly repairing any damages to the protective coating...since once steel starts to rust, it expands 10% and quickly damages pretty much anything you have coated it with.

This is one reason I didn't get the Manson Supreme anchor. The blade is made up of two layers of steel laminated to each other by edge welding and then hot dip galvanized. The area between the two layers isn't galvanized AFAIK, and if any water makes it through the weld into that space, the resulting corrosion will quickly destroy the anchor.

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