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.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.