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Hi
Was looking at a boat last week and noticed that the throughulls / seacocks are all very green. I believe this is ok for bronze to look like this, but im not sure if the 90° fiting in this picture is ok.
Is this just a cheap pipe fitting ? I dont think it is brass considering the silvery gray color.
It wad fairly dark and i didnt realy notice it till i looked at the photo.
Is this a concern with dissimilar metals and/or a concern with leaching

Pete
 

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That does look like a piece of galvanized pipe. Sand a spot on it and see if it is brass colored or silver. If silver it is galvo. From the picture it looks like it may be cracked. Probably needs to be replaced with bronze part - cost about $70 from West Marine if it is 1.5 in. Soak where the pipe meets the thru hull for a few days with oil or KRoil before you attempt to change it. Hose looks like it is shot too. Probably need to do this on the hard in case you tear the thru hull off. Green stuff on the bronze is just oxidation.
 
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