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post #8 of Old 03-18-2012
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Re: Bilge Cleaner and Keel Bolts

Stainless steel is very intolerant of chlorine when it gets low on oxygen. The attack can be unbelievably rapid. I am wary of scaremongering, but please be careful. Even de-oxygenated seawater can be aggressive. On my stern plate, the big stainless bolts were almost eaten right through. I was surprised that they did not shear.
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