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Compatibility of types of screws and nails (s/s vs. galvanized etc)


I am renailing a wooden vessel in brackish water of the Chesapeake Bay. What type of nail or screw is compatible with galvanized fasteners?

Jack Russell
Skipjack Tours Inc - Piney Point, Maryland



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Tom Pullizzi
Falls Township, Pennsylvania


I know nothing of wood boats, but I do know zinc and saltwater, and I would be surprised if a galvanized nail or fastener lasted long enough. Why not stainless steel throughout?

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Pine Beach, New Jersey

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