Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Jib Furler Failure.
Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
There are many things connected to the bonding system that aren’t themselves being protected from corrosion by such a connection. The bonding connections are not ONLY about corrosion protection by connection to the rudder zinc.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
In a boat where the DC neutral and the bonding system are deliberately connected, it could serve as a return path to the battery in case of a leak from the positive side of the DC system to the case of the motor. I confess to not really having a good understanding of the logic in connecting things like the bilge pump or the freshwater pump to the bonding circuit in an Amel. It certainly is not to protect them from corrosion by connecting them to the rudder zinc.
By the way, does anybody know offhand the size of the rivets in the furler?
SM #160, Harmonie
Reedville, VA, Chesapeake Bay, USA
“Ships and men rot in port."