Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Re: Pic of 1 year old aluminum anode
Interesting idea about stray current at SHM, SanduskySailor. I wonder how to check and how to remedy the situation if that is indeed the case.
Regarding the aluminum anode on the Autoprop, since they don't have a magnesium option I'm stuck with aluminum.
I have another issue with my Autoprop that I emailed the company about, but I haven't heard back. When I bought the boat last winter, I noticed that the prop was not smooth; it sort of had the texture of sandpaper. It hasn't gotten any worse since. My guess is that the prop is supposed to be smooth. Which made me suspect that previous owners used the wrong kind of anode. Should I buff the prop with something to make it smoother?
Before getting the B361, my boat was a Catalina 25 with an outboard, so I never had to worry worry about anodes and I'm still learning a lot about big boats and their maintenance requirements.