Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] what type of product to put on bolt attaching the windlass to deck?
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I must say that this was the best explanation I have ever read for why I have had so many problems with stainless on stainless threads over the years..thank you! I can now imagine the little batteries that are formed between the active and passive locations in such a fastener after Mother Nature adds her natural electrolyte…..
Bronze and stainless threads seems almost never gall. Is the softer bronze acting as sort of a lubricant?
I was thinking that on Sueno that I would probably start with a clean stainless windlass bolt and a clean hole. Add the Never Seez with a Q tip or something similar to the embedded plate only, keeping it off of the fibreglass. Then apply my sealant between the interface of the windlass and the deck but hold the windlass up off of the deck as much as possible while the bolts were inserted to keep from carrying the sealant down into the Never Seezed area. The objective being to avoid contaminating the faying surfaces for the sealant to insure a good seal. It’s too bad that a good seal to keep the water out also excludes the O2 needed for the stainless oxide for form but I feel that keeping salt water out of those holes is more important. I can imagine that once salt water migrates in around the plate that there is no cleaning/drying it out.
Please tell me how you would do it since I am sure that you have put a lot more thought into this than I have.
Maramu #220 Sueno