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To bond or not to bond, that is the question!

I searched here but did not find what i was looking for. being new to the plastic boat world, I find myself at somewhat of a loss here. Quick run down. Glass boat, bronze thru hulls, currently bonded but the bonding strap and connections are looking kind sketchy. The problem? My thru hulls are at 290-300 Mv and should be at 500. I was going to try to loosen and clean all the fittings but that looks like a nightmare due to space and location. So here are my questions: What could be causing the low voltage? What can I do about it? and should I rebond or unbond the fittings and why?
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I think this depends a lot on what you are bonding for. There are two reasons to bond... one is lightning protection, the other is to prevent galvanic corrosion. Which are you trying to do?

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