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Re: Marelon vs. Bronze
Copper may be best but over all the bureaucrats are closing in on it.
The coopers oxide in paint, copper fuel lines and so on.
"Admiralty bronze" AKA "Silicon bronze "Red bronze" (above water line "Naval Bronze" can be employed). I love the sight of copper in all it's states of decay. After all I spent decades as a copper plate engraver in intaglio etching. When you look at vinegar and urine as mordants you find it is not at at all impervious.
Thanks for the picture. It is a pretty sight but metal in general is undesired unless it pertains to tradition.
Back to the practicality though, the advantages of plastic are superior it you're not a bull in china shop.
Yet Bronze is malleable and bends easy, though it rarely breaks.
Boats are made of many different solutions.
I once owned a boat if you scrapped her out it would be as much weight as a person.
Many will say it is prettier and vanity may be a consideration but not on my vessel When my metal can be put ashore it will be...
I want to sail....
"This is an alloy that can cover both brass and bronze (red silicon brasses and red silicon bronzes). They typically contain 20% zinc and 6% silicon. Red brass has high strength and corrosion resistance and is commonly used for valve stems. Red bronze is very similar but it has lower concentrations of zinc. It is commonly used in the manufacturing of pump and valve components."
I am told that it is a little stinger than copper but it's saving grace is it's adaptability to sea water.
Last edited by Woodvet; 10-10-2015 at 01:28 PM.