Added Anodes too Rudder post.

Discussion in 'Smaller Boats' started by MaxinCalgary, May 8, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. MaxinCalgary

    MaxinCalgary

    Joined Apr 8, 2013
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    Hunter 260
    CN Nanaimo
    FCC26BCC-045C-41BB-ACC0-5D6C60A08F08.jpeg I added two anodes to my rudder post on my H260.
    Last season some pitting by the end so added these after looking up the price of the rudders post. A479433E-A43C-421A-85B6-6B06338FB92A.jpeg
     


  2. Hunter216

    Hunter216

    Joined Sep 22, 2018
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    Hunter 216
    CA Kingston
    A friend of mine bought a boat last season and was checking things out before launch this year and noticed the anodes looked brand new. I suggested that they might not be the correct material for fresh water which launched a little debate over a few :beer:

    The issued was resolved after referencing this site

    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/understanding-sacrificial-anodes
     


  3. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

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    Is the boat moored in a marina? Do you have shore power hooked up to a dock?
     


  4. MaxinCalgary

    MaxinCalgary

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    In a marina .
    No shorepower.
     


  5. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

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    Is there shore power in the marina? Is there a boat with a generator running a lot near you. If yes, any shore power chords drooping in the water?
     


  6. MaxinCalgary

    MaxinCalgary

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    Probably .
    Several live aboard boats. Thats what I think is the problem also and why I need extra protection.
     


  7. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

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    I would report the possibility of electrolysis occurring in the water and see if laws require the marina to investigate to see if it is happening in the water around you first and if so, then see if the shore power on the docks is the culprit. IF not check with the other boats around for bad shore power cables in the water cracked and if so replace. Also if gen sets running on board that could be a problem there. You could try putting over sacrificial anodes to see if that is happening in the water by your boat first. Water and electricity do not mix.