December 13, 2018

CONTACT: Sarah Fisken, 206-543-1225 or


Marine Corrosion Protection Workshop in Port Townsend


Washington Sea Grant, WSU Jefferson County Extension, and the Northwest Maritime Center and are cosponsoring a Marine Corrosion Protection Workshop on February 2, 2019.

This is a hands on class for recreational boaters, commercial fishermen and other marine professionals. Topics covered include:

  • Galvanic corrosion of aluminum, steel & bronze
  • Crevice corrosion of stainless steel
  • Poultice corrosion of aluminum
  • Corrosion and how to test for it
  • Potential monitoring systems for aluminum and bronze
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different types of anodes
  • Analysis of wood damage from too much zinc
  • Controlled potential systems for wood boats
  • Coatings for propellers & prop shafts
  • Test methods for detecting AC and DC stray current


WHEN:    February 2, 2019

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


WHERE:   NW Maritime Center

431 Water St.

Port Townsend


FEE:         $60


Preregistration is required. Class size limit is 15.

To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken at Washington Sea Grant, 206.543.1225, or

Kevin Ritz is a Certified Instructor in Electrical, Corrosion and Systems.



Washington Sea Grant, based at the University of Washington, helps people and marine life thrive through research, technical expertise and education supporting the responsible use and conservation of coastal ecosystems. The National Sea Grant College Program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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