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Bobstay Fitting

Tom Crank


I need to replace my chainlocker bulkhead due to delamination. It would seem that if I ever want to replace my bobstay fitting this would be the time to do it. The fitting is visually fine but I am concerned about anaerobic corrosion beneath the glass. Do you recommend replacing the bobstay fitting as a preventive maintenance item?

Bud Taplin

I have seen a number of the bobstay fittings eaten up by electrolysis or crevice corrosion. The exterior of the fitting will show the signs of the problem if you inspect it very carefully. If the fitting is constantly underwater, you do have the problem of possible corrosion. A zinc should be kept on the fitting, and replaced regularly. Your choice if you want to replace it now. I do have one of the internal fittings in stock.

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