Further To my visit to the Boat Show on
Monday the 14 Jan 2008 I had the good fortune
to visit the Corrosion Block Stand where I got a 5FL.OZ container of
fluid penetrate/lubricates & Protects.
It is with great pleasure that I am able
to report on the penetrating properties
of this fluid. One of my winter jobs is to free the stanchions
steel) from their bases (cast Aluminiumalloy)
this is a good example of poor selection of materials
and a real headache to get apart, having removed them from
the boat. Having spent some time considering
what might penetrate this structure and
have on various examples (8 each side of boat) tried some
to include petrol, lime scale remover, & cola
with little effect the use of this fluid
I consider a major contribution to dismantling in say hours
Aero-Marine Corrosion Control Ltd
I wish to pass on the excellent results achieved due to
the application of Corrosion Block grease
and Corrosion Block spray in marine maintenance applications
(besides our general workshop use).
As you will be well aware the salt water
environment is very taxing on water craft and Norfolk Island is no exception.
With a number of jet skis all being brought
onto the island around the same time,
it has been extremely noticeable the difference between the
skis that have had regular CB treatment
compared to those that have not. This is not only
noticeable with regular spraying of the jet skis but very
evident when CB grease has been used during
the reassembly of the carburettors. Any jet ski technician
would know, the carbs can give a lot of trouble and require
a lot of labour when they wont come apart.
Also the CB grease works really well when
smeared on the atmospheric side of the diaphragm cover, as
this always gets a corrosion and salt build up.
We also have very satisfied outboard motor
customers that regularly spray their engines
after use keeping their investment like new. When servicing
the outboard motors and pulling the power
head and cylinder head bolts out for cleaning
off the corrosion, where CB grease has previously been used
the results can only be described as fantastic.
NO corrosion build up on bolts
and easily removed 1-2 years later. Another great result
from CB grease use. We also apply it to
the manual steering cable when it is being refitted into
the outboard. We haven’t found another
product that doesn’t
tend to seize the steering cable with
lack of regular use with the exception of your CB grease.
You may pass this information on to other
marine service facilities if you wish.
From Hot Ribs (Online RIB Magazine) www.hotribs.com
It's that time of year!
Well for most users of rigid hull inflatable boats it's
the time of year to be thinking about winterising the
boat and engine. One product I feel you should seriously
take a look at is this professional corrosion inhibitor,
which is relatively new on the UK marine scene.
At this year's professional boat show SeaWork earlier
in the year, I came across this product which claimed
outright that it 'killed corrosion on contact'. Quite
a profound statement which intrigued me. As we all know
saltwater can shorten the life and destroy our RIB's
electrical wiring and also quickly make the spark plugs
in the engine block solid due no doubt to our perfect
climate for ensuring rapid corrosion on our beloved boats.
Dave Heppell, from Adams Aviation, has been so impressed
with the product that his company has started to import
it from the states. Initially targeted for the aviation
maintenance and repair industry the product meets all
relevant aviation authority approvals for use on private
and commercial aircraft. Uniquely coloured blue it comes
as both a grease for mechanical contact parts, and an
aerosol for electrical wiring and as a penetrant.
I obtained some grease and aerosol and have recently
taken the opportunity to use both products during the
winterisation of my little Zodiac Mk II GT runabout,
fitted with an old but reliable Mariner 25hp. Firstly
I used the grease on all linkages and then in my grease
gun for all the various nipple points. The aerosol was
used to cover the electrical wiring and was also sprayed
around the spark plugs. My first impression was very
positive, to touch the product is very reassuring, it's
clean and silky smooth for a start and one can appreciate
the claims that it will stop existing corrosion, prevent
new forming and is slow to deteriorate (it has a 12 to
18 month active life). It's use on boat brightwork was
also advocated as it puts an invisable protective coat
on all items it comes into contact with.
It's a very efficient penetrant, without loosening structural
attachments and an excellent lubricant, without having
any wax, silicon or Teflon additives (which actually
seal in moisture thereby aggravating and perpetuating
the corrosion process).
I'll have to wait until next
season to see how it has performed overall but I'm
confident enough to use it
and I'm sure it will not disappoint. Before I used it
however I tested, in a non technical way I must say,
on a very old pair of garden secateurs. These were one
of those favourite items, but had seized solid with years
of sticky plant sap, surface rusting from being left
out in the rain, and were destined for the bin. After
a good soaking using the aerosol spray, left for five
minutes, then wiped clean with a cloth, bingo! A fully
restored quality pair of secateurs back in business.
This certainly gave me lots of brownie points with the
other half who does all the gardening as I have little
time for that when one loves boating! And it saved me £20
for a replacement pair, leaving more to spend on the