Galvanic corrosion between the mast and the reinforcement collar on a A54

Arno Luijten

I spoke to a yacht broker today that has a lot of experience with Amel and he said there were A54 with problems with the reinforcement collar that sits around the lower part of the mast. Apparently the carbon-fibre collar is electrically conductive and causes galvanic corrosion on the aluminum of the mast. This can lead to serious problems.
Has anyone heard about this? The story is new to me.


Arno Luijten
SV Luna,

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