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Old 26 April 2004, 11:04   #1
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More trailer problems to look out for

Whilst recovering my boat yesterday I noticed that one of the tyres was a bit soft - so decided to pump it up.

However, when attempting to unscrew the dust cap the whole of the brass part of the valve assembly came out causing an instant flat!

I was surprised at this as the trailer is only 18 months old. Still brass in salt water is not a good combination.

Will be checking the other vlaves this evening. Not on the slipway though!

Duncan
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Old 26 April 2004, 14:00   #2
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Brass in salt water?!?!!!?? -> I always thought brass was the only way to go (apart from S/Steel) in salt water.
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Old 26 April 2004, 14:27   #3
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Brass in Salt Water

Brass is hopeless in salt water - the zinc disappears leaving porpus copper. Bronze is what should be used under water.

Still cant really hope for Bronze valves on my wheels!
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