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Thinking of buying a Wanderer

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Topic: Thinking of buying a Wanderer
Posted By: wanderer101
Subject: Thinking of buying a Wanderer
Date Posted: 25 Oct 20 at 7:36am
Hi All, 

I am thinking of buying a Wanderer and have found a possible candidate. It needs some work in general to tidy it up but the one thing that worries me slightly is that I see evidence of rust inside the boat coming through the GRP from the lower right hand shroud screw. 

Would I be right to worry or is there nothing to be concerned at here?



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Richard



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Posted By: Old bloke
Date Posted: 25 Oct 20 at 8:24am
Short answer is dont worry about it.
Stainless steel is really less staining steel and its common to get a little rust staining.
Its a 10 minute job to remove the fitting, then clean and/or replace as required


Posted By: NicolaJayne
Date Posted: 25 Oct 20 at 11:02am
Originally posted by Old bloke

Short answer is dont worry about it.
Stainless steel is really less staining steel and its common to get a little rust staining.
Its a 10 minute job to remove the fitting, then clean and/or replace as required


and a common  problem with  stainless fittings  and rust is poor attention ot detail  with regard to the same grades of stainless being used  - mixing a2 and A4  (304 and 316)  can lead to some interesting   outcomes



Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 26 Oct 20 at 9:58am
IME A2 is not good in seawater* but is fine in fresh, if somebody has bought 'stainless steel' fixings from B&Q, Screwfix or Toolstation to replace something on the boat they will probably be A2 (Toolstation stainless fixings are definitely A2 and are very cheap but it's a limited range of sizes). 

* Actually A2 is usable in seawater if you rinse in fresh water after sailing but will rust if you don't, A4 is much better.


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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: whitsundays
Date Posted: 07 Dec 20 at 12:49pm
Look what I found for you. https://www.getmyboat.com.au/journal/how-to/tips-to-avoid-stainless-steel-corrosion-on-boats/. 
Take a few minutes to read this. I am sure this article will help you out.


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Whitsundays Yacht Charters



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