Monday 25 February 2013

New shaft anodes fitted

I discovered that two shaft anodes last more than twice as long as one, so the fitting of two per haul out is now standard on this boat.

The Max Prop Classic has been spray coated with International Paints Prop O Drev antifoul, in aerosol cans and highly recomended, as it works!

While the cost to genuine zinc anodes has risen in recent years, so has the cost of the bronze propellor they protect, saving money on anodes is not worth the saving.

Hint, when you fit the shaft anodes ensure the shaft is clean stainless and not painted or has oil or grease on it. Tighten the screws into the nuts in stages and tap the anodes sides as you go, the anode will sit tighter to the shaft then.