About this Item
- Specifically for The Max Overhead Boat Lift
- Hot Dipped Galvanized Steel
- Ships Loose Beams
- No End Plates – Used as Top Beam Normally
- I-Beam structural pattern
14′ x 6″ Galvanized Steel Structural I-Beam
The 14′ x 6″ Galvanized Steel Structural I-Beam has a hot-dipped galvanized coating around the steel. Designed specifically for The Max – 16,000 lb. Heavy Duty Overhead Boat Lift. Follows the “I” structural pattern. Mainly used as top beams for the overhead boat lift. Web measures 6 in. high by 4 in. wide flange x 14 ft. long. No welded endplates. Beams ship loose.
Created by dipping standard steel into molten zinc by a process called hot dipping. The layer of zinc serves as a protectant from corrosion. The protectant makes galvanized steel the best option for seawater environments. Galvanized steel typically has a rough surface and can vary in color. There is no uniform finish for this type of steel.
Galvanized steel is ideal for marine environments because of its protective layer over carbon steel. Stainless steel will react with salt water resulting in rust. The zinc layer on galvanized steel prevents this reaction. A downfall for this defensive measure is that the protective layer can be corroded or fade over time. This is due to the zinc sacrificing itself to protect the base metal.