Re: Hawse Pipe Replacement
Gary,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Perhaps Amel felt that the galvanized hawse would be less likely to corrode the chain due to dissimilar metals? As long as the hawse had zinc left on it, it would help to protect the steel in the chain. The fibreglass pipe idea is interesting to me since it could be made strong and would never corrode. Eliminating the joint between the hawse and the fibreglass on the locker panels joints would be a good thing by keeping water from getting into the plywood at the hawse hole in the event that the caulking failed. The one problem is that fibreglass is not very resistant to chafe and in wearing the pipe down you will have some fibreglass fibers floating around... I am thinking of using the fibreglass pipe idea but adding a replaceable plastic liner. I am thinking of using a more slippery plastic than PVC but it sounds like it it working out well for some and would be a simple solution. I am sure that you could also fashion a new hawse from 316 stainless that would wear well without a liner. Lots of good ideas on the forum.