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Re: Zinc,...where does it go?

Since most boats stay in the same place virtually all the time, it falls to the bottom, under your keel. It builds up over time and you can harvest it, melt it down, and recast it in the proper shape. If you drape a big blue tarp under your boat, you can catch it and that makes collection much easier.

I'm working on a collection system for shoe and tire rubber. It's patent pending, but involves scraping the road or sidewalk (the pedestrian version) as you move.

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Re: Zinc,...where does it go?

And for those who do not brine their boats like a thanksgiving turkey (such as in fresh water), magnesium is used rather than zinc. Because
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Re: Zinc,...where does it go?

I was hoping for a chemistry professor to enlighten me on valence. I understand what happens to the zinc but not the why.
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Re: Zinc,...where does it go?

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And for those who do not brine their boats like a thanksgiving turkey (such as in fresh water), magnesium is used rather than zinc. Because (per the Wiki)
if you heat up a spare anode with an oxy-acetylene torch, fellow boaties will invite you to their beach party.

(Sorry. You left that one open and I couldn't resist! )
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Re: Zinc,...where does it go?

This has already become one of my favorite threads.
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