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Thread: Galvanic (Hot Marina Testing)

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    Contributing Partner Tom Plummer's Avatar
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    Question Galvanic (Hot Marina Testing)

    Anyone know how to test a marina for a hot boat? For that matter it is possably the facility is leaking. So how would you test for that?
    Tom Plummer
    SV Jessie E35-2

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    Contributing Member II Mike T's Avatar
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    Sheboygan, WI.

    Galvanic / Stray current testing

    Tom, Check out David Rifkins web site at , also google "David Rifkin IBEX". Two presentations by him at IBEX should come up that show how to check for stray current. If you believe you have a problem you may want to talk to David directly and he should be able to direct you to someone in your area who is trained to do corrosion / stray current surveys. The process is very involved and the person checking for stray current needs to understand and be experienced with the electrical properties involved.

    Michael Tock S.A.

    1978 Ericson 30-2 "Asgard"

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    Principal Partner wurzner's Avatar
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    Multimeter and Calibrated Zinc

    There is a local guy who presents are Milltown Sailing each year who uses a calibrated zinc to a multimeter to give you an exact reading. Otherwise, you can attach a very small piece of zinc to a DVM lead, drop it in the water, and then test various points on your boat. I'll see if I can come up with the specifics since he provided handouts.


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