I'm getting ready to start my second season on Lake Erie with my boat. This is the first time I've replaced the sacrificial aluminum anode that goes on my Autoprop. I thought I'd post a picture of it here and solicit comments. Not the most exciting picture, by any means, but I'm wondering if I could have taken a wire brush to this thing and gotten another year out of it. Other than some surface corrosion it's not much changed from when it was new.
Granted, in the large scheme of things it's an inexpensive piece of maintenance gear, but at more than $40 each from Autoprop it seems much more expensive than other sacrificial anodes, unless that's normal for aluminum anodes.
Thanks for looking!