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Zinc is the metal used to make sacrificial anodes for marine applications because it corrodes at a predictable rate, and much faster than copper or lead in a marine environment. I'm curious if it would be better to use stainless bolts in coastal areas, or if it would further complificate things to change the chemistry.
I would recommend stainless hardware as long as the strength is equal or exceeds the strength of the original hardware. I use a lot of stainless steel hardware on my vehicles, as I have a good supplier of high strength stainless hardware. And it looks almost as good as chrome, but doesn't corrode.
But I still use a non-corrosive agent of some type to make sure that dissimilar metals, and especially electrical connections, power and ground circuits, to prevent future corrosion issues. It's just cheap insurance.:)
 
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