The growing use of various plastics used in fittings for modern yachts has been of increasing concern to marine surveyors and yacht owners alike. Al though desirable from a cost and corrosion resistance standpoint compared to bronze, the selection of suitable materials is confusing and complex. Based on consideration of appropriate properties, viable choices should be limited to fiberglass reinforced nylons, acetals and PBT' s.
Selection Criteria For Plastics Used in ThroughHull Fittings
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Harris, Fraser , and Jerry J. Leyden. "Selection Criteria For Plastics Used in ThroughHull Fittings." Paper presented at the SNAME 7th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, January 1985. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/CSYS-1985-003
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