Opel GT Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Thread Killer
Joined
·
315 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Mighty ships upon the ocean
Suffer from severe corrosion
Even those that stay at dockside
Are rapidly becoming oxide.
Alas, that piling in the sea
Is mostly FE2O3
And when the ocean meets the shore,
You'll find there's FE3O4.
'Cause when the wind is salt and gusty
Things are getting awful rusty
We can measure it, we can test it
We can halt it or arrest it
We can gather it and weigh it
We can coat it, we can spray it
We can examine and dissect it
We can cathodically protect it
We can pick it up and drop it
But heaven knows, we'll never stop it.
So here's to rust: No doubt about it,
Most of us would starve without it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
681 Posts
Rust

Don, I googled Tom Watson and got links from a golfer to a 1700s writer, etc.
Do you have anything about this T.W. ? It's Good Stuff, I want more. Thanks
I also want to send this to friends sailing the world, China - UK-Turkey. They have seen plenty of rust ! Dry-docked and repainted at least twice.
 

·
Thread Killer
Joined
·
315 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Roy......I read this during an audit from a Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale auditor this week. She was a "subject matter expert" and here to survey plating, passivation and salt spray. I took the article home and will check to find what you are looking... I am sure this Tom Watson is probably just an everyday guy, like u,s who wrote a good poem for a trade magazine associated with metal finishing. I thought it was worth passing along...
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top