The best substitute for brass?

Comparison of the vulnerability of brass and bronze to corrosion in sea water

Source: Guidi

The vulnerability of brass to corrosion in sea water has been known for a century but its ideal replacement remains elusive

The issue of which type of material is best suited for accessories on boats remains contentious.

Brass – an alloy of copper and zinc – has been used for centuries but can be prone to corrosion in salt water.

This is premium content

Already a member? SIGN IN now


Sign up for FREE to continue reading!

Want to read more before deciding on a subscription? It only takes a minute to sign up for a free account and you’ll get to enjoy:

  • Weekly newsletters providing valuable news and information on the leisure marine sector
  • Full access to our news archive
  • Live and archived webinars, podcasts and videos
  • Articles on innovations and current trends in the leisure marine industry
  • Our extensive archive of data, research and intelligence

Get more free content sign up today

Ready to subscribe? Choose from one of our subscription packages for unlimited access!