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Grounds and Bonding

Are all of your metal underwater fittings bonded to a common ground? Some say you should, others say it could lead to corrosion issues. What do you do and have you ever had a corrosion problem?

Also, currently my SSB is grounded to the lead keel via a stainless steel keel bolt. Again I have read this could be a problem. I do have corrsion on the keel bolt nut in my installation (somthing I will correct) but I believe it is because the ground strap is copper and keel bolt nut is stainless. I read where you can put capacitors on the SSB ground strap to pass RF current but to stop DC stray currents. Would anyone know what size capacitors and how many to use- I have misplaced the article.
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Re: Grounds and Bonding

I found the article if any one is interested:
The West Advisor: Marine Grounding Systems
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