Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Environmental impact of Zinc/Magnesium Anodes
I suspect that there may not be studies on this topic since the amount of zinc or magnesium ions released, even by a marina full of boats is quite small compared to what happened with tin-based anti-fouling paints 25 years ago. Trying to think back to my chem studies many years ago and I don't think these are particularly toxic metals. Could be wrong though.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.