Electrolisis in weooden Boats

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Electrolisis in weooden Boats

Postby robandmo » Tue May 09, 2017 7:52 pm

Hi , I am Rob Bradley (robandmo) in Brisbane Australia.
I have a Double Eagle with an inboard diesel and I would like to ask for some advice from your Forum members.
Do wooden boats need anodes fitted to the hull.? Here in Australia there appears to be two schools of thought. One says that all metal parts in a wooden hull need to be earthed and Anodes fitted. The other says the exact opposite and suggests that Anodes can even contribute to the rapid decay of wooden hulls. !!!
Your opinions would be most welcome :?:

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Re: Electrolisis in weooden Boats

Postby specialk » Wed May 10, 2017 6:05 am

I can only contribute to what I have seen I the past...
When I was much younger I work on a long line boat that was wooden...we fished the east coat of Florida. ..
I remember that boat had about 6 anode on the bottom. ..I remember this because I would have to replace them every other year...
One on the rudder...one that bolted around the prop shafts and one in front of every intake screen on the bottom of the boat. ..
The only conversation I can remember about this subject
It is insurance, to keep the more expensive parts from failure. ..
Hope this is a help...
Kelly...1st Boat...Flats Flyer
2nd Boat.....?

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