HI-AMP FMD

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Phantom5
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HI-AMP FMD

Postby Phantom5 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:09 am

On the bottom back of my transom is this what appears to be a lead bar approximately 12" x 3" with HI-AMP FMD and Do Not Paint, see picture. Boat is a 1980 Panther. Research as to what it is or does for an airboat, I came up dry.. It has something to do with Federated Metals Corporation. Then I got to several books by a bunch of Russian, Middle Easterners and... on books they wrote on Graphene Science of Electrical optical properties aND PHOTOVOLFAIL CELLS and SUPERCAPACITORS.

Ok, so this is supposed to interact with water or salt water for some sort of electrical balance??????

What say ye??????
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Re: HI-AMP FMD

Postby fjdrill » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:47 am

sacrificial anod-- It corrodes instead of your hull.

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Re: HI-AMP FMD

Postby Phantom5 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:34 pm

fjdrill, nice catch, so don't paint, leave alone and the hull will last another 39 years.

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A green, OEM-compliant, surface-active chemistry that protects all virgin metallurgies with a barrier film, thus mitigating corrosion.

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Re: HI-AMP FMD

Postby Rick McC. » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:10 pm

Yep; similar is pretty much standard, and well known by anyone who owns an outboard powered boat.
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Re: HI-AMP FMD

Postby SeatCover » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:11 pm

It's a sacrificial anode.helps prevent electrolysis on your hull.For boats that normally stay in the water. A big tour boat is the only airboat that I would think that ever needs one (Stays in water).Any boat that touches salt water should have one for sure. Ive probably changed a 1000 of them things on outboards and just as many busted bolts.
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Re: HI-AMP FMD

Postby Phantom5 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:08 pm

This is on a 1980 Panther 15x7 and the hull inside and outside is very good for 39 years. The anode has very little pitting and the boat will probably spend the rest of it's life on fresh water.


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