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As many know, I’m in the process of restoring “Atalanta” – A1. One of the many many issues I need to resolve is that of what I loosely call Cathodic Protection. One of the major tasks has been to replace engine and stern gear – a major, but necessary, expense. Not unsurprisingly, I’m keen to protect them. It seems there are three options –
a) do nothing (which seems rather short-sighted),
b) fix an anode to the hull adjacent the propeller, or on the shaft (which is relatively easy and what I have done with two other boats from the Atalanta family,
c) go the whole hog and install an anode and elecrically bond it to the stern tube and engine (which is entirely do-able, but will take precious time and some expense)
Just one other consideration – A1 will be berthed on a drying (to mud) berth, far away from stray electric currents from boats coupled up to shore power. She will not have shore power.
Any thoughts gratefully received. Thanks – Mike
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