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Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
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Re: Zinc recommendations?
I have installed many, many thousands of anodes over the course of my 22 years as a hull cleaner. I only use Reliance anodes. Made in Canada to U.S. mil spec, they are the best you can buy, IMHO.
I haven't had the opportunity to use all of the other brands mentioned, but here are my opinions on those I have:
1.- Martyr. Made in China. That alone is enough to make me avoid them. This brand also has the BB insert for a supposed better electrical connection. I believe that not only does the BB actually hinder the proper seating of the anode on the shaft, but I like to think that a part this simple can be manufactured to tolerances that allow for good contact.
2.- Camp. Utter garbage. I wouldn't use these anodes on my worst enemy's boat.
3.- Sea Shield. Good stuff, made in California. The only reason I don't buy them is that the fasteners tend to be hard to drive and when you're underwater, that's an issue.