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Old 24-02-2018, 03:06   #1
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Attaching a anode to a aluminum dinghy

I just bought a new Zar 9 ft aluminum dinghy. I want to attach a zinc anode on the stern below the water line. We live in the Caribbean and it is in the water all of the time.

How do you prepare the surface and mount?

I imagine sand the powder paint from the surface to get a clean contact between the anode and hull. What type of bolts should I use? Do they make plastic bolts strong enough?

Thanks, Aloisius
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Re: Attaching a anode to a aluminum dinghy

Plastic bolts won’t do you any good with an anode. You’ve got to have good electrical contact.

Here’s a link to a supplier that has some illustration ideas if anode installation.

https://www.anodeoutlet.co.uk/fittin...uminium-hulls/
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Thank you
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