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I had a tool once, but too much zinc made it corrode away.
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Re: Too much zinc?

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I had a tool once, but too much zinc made it corrode away.
Are you sure you just didn't lubricate it often enough?
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So...it's come to this, has it?

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Are you sure you just didn't lubricate it often enough?
No....lack of use eliminates the need for lubrication.
It appears this thread has run it's course. I'm off to line my hull with Zinc!
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Re: The debate goes on!

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They said that you can only have too much Zinc on wooden boats because it effects the binder in the wood (who would have thunk!), as discussed on their website...


....any opinions on the gizmo Boatzincs.com is selling to measure the currents in the water using a multi meter Corrosion Reference Electrode. I've tested the water for current using Don Casey's methods but didn't know that tool existed.
The gizmo you refer to is a silver/silver-chloride electrode, which is used to measure the stray currents affecting your boat. I've used them. They work well, but they are a bit pricey. If you are experiencing abnormal wear on your zincs, or have issues with blisters on metal hulls, or problems with any of the metal components underwater,

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you understand the concepts involved with electrical currents, galvanic corrosion and electrolysis, then you may find the Ag/AgCL probe a benefit.
It's very useful in tracking down an elusive bonding wire or help confirm your system is well protected.

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Re: Too much zinc?

Thanks for the correction of a couple of hundred years. Remembered the principle, not the year. Thanks again for the correction!!!
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