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yes agree that there are some things that need to be marinized....but a lot of things do not. I guess it depends on the object, and of course there will be regions where corrossion is harsher, such as in the tropics.

Yes corrossion can be major in some things. I spent 4 years on an aircraft carrier working with fueling the aircraft. Every time that we pulled into port it was a huge battle against corrossion. We would strip the stations down to bare steel, prime it, paint it, and after pulling back in, the same thing would be done. Corrossion did not attack the fuel pipes at all (just some paine needed every now and then, but the stanchions that hold the pipes in place, heavily corroded.

I certainly agree that TV (from Walmart), rigging (marinized), safety gear (marinized).....a lot of the interior stuff can be non-marinized.

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My drill press..

It's funny, when we first bought our house on the ocean, we still had two homes. One of the first tools I brought from inland was my drill press. We then took a three week sailing vacation and when I came back my drill press had gone from looking really good, for a ten year old drill press, to looking like the photo in a very short time! Before I brought the rest of my tools up to the new house and I did coat them first and gave most a good coating. The only tools I have that look like that are my Roto Zip, Bench Grinder and my Drill Press... One of these days I'll get a new one, and treat it better, but the parts that matter still work fine even though it looks like crap...

Moving from inland to the ocean gives new meaning to "care and feeding of tools"....

I now also have a de-humidifier in my barn/work shop and a pellet stove for winter and they really help..

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