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Kristen,
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Were you able to remove it?

I am going to Crowley's tonight after work to tow a friends boat, I could take a quick look if you want. It should not be very difficult to remove.
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Yes, generally you do have to tap the zinc halves with a hammer to seat them. Or you could use a c-clamp to squeeze them into place.
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I have not used loctite but I have used locknuts (the ones with the nylon bushes inside) instead of the nuts supplied with the anode. What I have never done is to hammer it in, is it necessary?
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Maybe it goes with the anode. All the bullet and egg shaped ones I have fitted to the shaft are a tight fit, so either a tap with a hammer or a squeeze with a clamp is necessary. The important thing is to have a good electrical connection over a large area between anode and shaft.

I don't use loctite or locking nuts, just those provided. They have a race with the anode halves to see which erodes fastest and so are very quickly unmoveable. If the anode ever slipped I would suspect I was using the wrong size for the shaft and would notice that when fitting it.

I get the old anode off the shaft with a hack saw blade down the gap between the anode halves.
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Sailing dog and Idiens thanks for your advice, I might have used a 1 inch anode on a 25mm shaft. I'll make sure it's a 25mm anode that I use next.

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Got an email from the Yard today...they noticed my anode issue while winterizing my engine...and can remove/replace for $230. I say...no thanks!
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What, you don't want to give them a quarter of a boat buck... for doing 10 minutes of work??
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What, you don't want to give them a quarter of a boat buck... for doing 10 minutes of work??
Ha, right!..and for a $15 part.
I think I can handle it without the "professionals" gouging my wallet.
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Ha, right!..and for a $15 part.
I think I can handle it without the "professionals" gouging my wallet.
Damn!,
There goes the new set of foul weather gear, gear bags, ship's clock, single-malt Scotch, and new Croakie's tjk said we were gonna get in the spring! I was gonna load up the full set of oxy-acetylene torches too, just to make it look good. I can't believe that yard went an low-balled you just to get the work! How the heck are genuine grifters like tjk and I gonna get by? (g)
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