Salt water and tears
Bob from Windborne in Puget Sound recently asked me “now that you’re in salt water, how do you like it?” At the time I didn’t really have a response but now I do. I don’t like it, or at least, I know ZTC doesn’t like it.
While re-rigging our boat after the great hurricane tear-down, I decided to take advantage of the free water at our friends’ dock and give our baby a bath. What I saw during that close inspection almost made me cry. All over the boat, on pieces of metal that are supposedly stain-less, were the beginnings of rust. RUST! We’ve only been in salt water for a couple of weeks! This just won’t do.
Short of giving our boat a fresh-water rinse every day, what can we do about this? Inquiring minds want (need!) to know.