Originally Posted by rwidman
How was the prop protected when the boat was new? Before you restored it?
Previous owner had neglected the boat badly. There were no zincs anywhere on the hull
when I first hauled the boat out before restoration
. In fact the only anodes on the entire boat were the two internal pencil zincs inside the Yanmar diesel engine
, and they were almost eaten away.
The bronze propellor had some minor pitting and minor erosion on the ends of the blades but was otherwise ok. The rudder
pintles were ok but the raw water
seacock was a brass gate valve and was badly corroded and about to fail, which of course would have been catastrophic.
The boat is back in the water
now so I think I'll get myself one of those guppy zincs and see if it does the job.
shipleft's shaft brush information was interesting, but I wonder how they attach the pot scrubber to the salmon flasher?
My thanks go to everyone for the interesting comments and advice, much appreciated.