- Jul 7, 2016
I see that an anode on my shaft close to my stuffing box had fallen off. The anode had no noticeable deterioration (I don’t know how old it is). It is missing a bolt which attaches the two parts of the anode to the shaft... so I assume that the bolt had come loose and the anode fell off. Initially I planned to replace it but then thought...is an anode on the shaft located inside the boat where it will (hopefully) never be submerged, needed? Does it provide any protection at all? Should I replace it?