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You will be surprised how quick; cheap and fast damaged and rusty plates can be removed and replaced. I have seen a 40 footer replated from the waterline down to the keel due to severe electrolysis in just over a week.
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I was looking for few weeks to find answer. Why not stainless steel?
Could not find it. It could be the price or welding difficulty. Aluminum do not rust, but does crack under stress and electrolysis issue is bigger that in steel.
Steel boat require more maintenance, but then is more safe. I take the safe.
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Stainless steel does not fare well when submersed in water for long periods of time. The lower grades suffer from chloride ION stress corrosion. Even the best grades don't do all that well in salt water.

The best metal to make boat hulls from is a cupro-nickel alloy. It is fairly strong and also does not require anti-fouling paint as a rule. It is rarely used due to the expense of the material. Some commercial ships are made using it to minimize long term maintenance costs. It is also far more resistant to galvanic corrosion issues than aluminum or steel boats are.
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Really, your best bet is to have it trucked.

Sailing, you only have 3 options.

Friendly: Down the West coast, through the Panama Canal, and back up through the gulf

Not Friendly: Keep heading south, and around Cape Horn.

Wacky: Just head west out of WA. You'll hit Florida eventually.

If that boat is "the one", then your best bet is to truck it home. Otherwise you are stuck in WA refitting it before a very long sail. Or stuck in TX refitting it before a gulf passage.
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Just wander, if I isolate the power cords from hull, would that slow down electrolysis process. I saw some of the wiring and the hull was "common ground". I would run heavy water tight isolation.
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Do you work? If so, sailing from the west coast to the east coast will be costly in that you will not be earning income for that time period, which will be several months.
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Truck it to Texas and sail from there.
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There is also the option of going around the north end but it's not easy.
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There is also the option of going around the north end but it's not easy.
and only open for very limited periods of time....
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I looked in to these folks when I was considering a Great Lakes boat. You have the opportunity to check their ratings and they bid on the haul job. Looks like you can save big $. Good luck

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