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Corrosion is the Enemy !

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Every boat is a target !

It is a fact ! If you’ve got a boat, it’s a target for some form of corrosive activity. Every boat in every marina, every bay, every outboard, every inboard and every boat trailer in every carport, corrodes at a different rate. Tailoring your maintenance to suit the circumstance of your boat and engine is vital but, first you have to understand the enemy, or to be more exact the enemies – including electrolysis, galvanic corrosion and oxidation. Improper wiring or a defective electrical device can cause a process called “electrolysis” which can set off corrosion.  When dissimilar metals are immersed in an electrolyte (example saltwater) this can generate an electrical current in much the same way as a fluid battery. This can cause “galvanic corrosion” while rust, or more accurately “oxidation”, results from oxygen combining with exposed metals to form an oxide which becomes acidic.

Unfortunately, the problem, of corrosion can only limited, not prevented. It is important that issues with corrosion be addressed as part of a regular maintenance schedule. As a minimum, when your boat and outboard or inboard engines are serviced, do an inspection of the Sacrificial Anodes. Other limiting treatments includes inhibiting applications such as Volvo Penta Neutra-SaltWant to know more. Need assistance. Enquire Now.

Only genuine Volvo Penta spare repair parts and Anodes meet the highest of performance standards. To search for genuine Volvo Penta Parts and Accessories please contact Don Morton Marine or your Local Authorised Volvo Penta Dealer for marine and industrial applications or alternatively try the genuine Volvo Penta EPC Electronic Parts Catalog. Do not risk decreasing the service life of your Volvo Penta engine by using inferior non genuine spare repair parts and Anodes. Only genuine Volvo Penta spare repair parts and Anodes are made or approved by Volvo Penta. 

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