Watch your Zinc!
The Day of our survey, our broker had clutched in her hand a piece of metal- wrapped in a cloth as though it was semi- precious.
We better check your Zinc, she said, wisely- I looked at Robert, and he
was nodding in complete agreement, so I nodded, too...ya...better make sure that Zinc is ok! (what's a zinc?) I catalogued that as something to ask Robert about later, so I didnt have to look stupid.
About two months later, the wonderful person who
maintains our boat's bottom in the marina, noted that our new zinc was almost gone...again, I nodded and said "oh no!" still not really understanding what the dealio was....
Some googling on the subject helped a little, but I still could not completely
grasp the reason for the zinc, the reason it disapearing multiple times was bad ...what a hot marina was, any of it ...I even asked Alexa, who replied, I don't know that one " ...
So when the boat started acting up, and ended up in the yard, and the
hurricane came,and the sails were down, and just overall NOTHING was being condusive to us sailing, I have had a bit of time on my hands to study things. Lots of things....
I have answers to lots of questions now, and if you also need answers, hopefully
the next few blogs will help - as we all know, this sailing thing has a language all it's own, and its SO much fun learning it all! As well as slightly daunting...
So, I am borrowing from my research and have given credit to my sources. I tried
to dig up the most straghtforward information, but I also appreciated some humor, here and there.