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post #3 of Old 01-05-2013
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Re: Bonding

If your through hulls are manganese bronze I would be surprised. All good quality bronze through hulls I know of (Groco, Apollo/Conbraco) are 85-5-5-5 bronze which has 5% zinc. I believe it needs to be 10% zinc to have dezincification issues. There is, in my opinion, no advantage to bonding through hulls. Stan Honey gives reasons here: Grounding
Bonding a through hull that is isolated and all of one metal in composition is only inviting it to have issues.

Your prop is probably manganese bronze which contains up to 39% zinc and does need galvanic protection.

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