Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Stainless or regular steel for exhaust nipple?
I have to replace the 1.5" nipple that connects the engine to the exhaust elbow (Westerbeke 58 engine). Does it make sense to use a stainless nipple rather than regular steel? There is a certain amount of heat here but the combination of heat, exhaust gases, and seawater must be very corrosive.
Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).