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Old 14 July 2011, 16:47   #11
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I think the other thing to consider is that a trailer will only be in the water for a short amount of time, doesn't electrolisis have something to do with disimilar metals corroding?
Yes, but there will inevitably be salty moisture lingering between close fitting parts (ooer ) so it won't just be when the trailer is being dunked. The moisture may dry out, probably leaving salt deposits, which will rehydrate (think that's the word!) if it gets fresh water on again. What happens to brakes when you dunk the back of a vehicle in salt water when launching is a good example.
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Old 14 July 2011, 17:19   #12
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. I've replaced all the rusty galvanised washers on my trailer with stainless ones. No rust anywhere after several years.

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That's good feedback.
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If you haven't done it yet, think about nylon ones too. If they're not load bearing, it could be a cheaper alternative for you.
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If you haven't done it yet, think about nylon ones too. If they're not load bearing, it could be a cheaper alternative for you.
I would have liked Nylon Washers, but I don't have the clearance on the shaft to fit them as they'd be too wide. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Old 14 September 2011, 05:54   #15
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whatch it with Stainless.
It could have a negative influence with the rest of the stuf no stainless!!!!
the other stuf will saccrifice.

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I have a galvanised trailer with stainless nuts and bolts all over it. I have had it for at least Ten years, I give it, and the boat a swill with fresh water every time I use it. And so far I have not seen any rust, or had any problems with it.
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