Zinc Anodes

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Lance F28
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Zinc Anodes

Post by Lance F28 » Mon May 14, 2018 11:53 am

I am replacing my old swim deck brackets with stainless steel brackets. I wonder if I should add anodes to these, or if they do not need it because they are stainless steel.

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Re: Zinc Anodes

Post by P-Dogg » Thu May 17, 2018 8:52 am

Answer your own question by taking a look at a galvanic series chart. Where is stainless in relation to your would-be anode? You have three choices for anode material, the selection of which depends on where your boat spends most of its time.

Mine are not protected separately, they are bonded to the other anodes.
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Re: Zinc Anodes

Post by comodave » Thu May 17, 2018 7:30 pm

When you thru bolt the S/S brackets, on the inside run a bonding wire from each bracket to your bonding system and your current anodes should protect the brackets.
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Re: Zinc Anodes

Post by Lance F28 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:29 am

comodave, thanks for your reply. I need to dig a little deeper and learn more about the bonding system, if any on my boat. Running the wire from bolt to bolt on the inside sounds like a great idea.

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