Originally Posted by Ike
Don't add another anode. If your anodes are lasting 2 years without deterioration then you are over-protecting your boat. (yes you can overprotect) You need to find out what is causing the problem. It may be your new neighbor and it may not. I suggest you get a marine
electrician to chek for stray currents in the water, and if they find some, then track down where they are coming from. It's not only affecting you, it's affecting everyone around you as well.
AMEN! I first stayed in the marina from electrical
hell! I had no rig, interior
, or electrical system
, at the time. (Boat was still in construction). With NO connection to the dock
, my Zincs would go away in ONE WEEK! It was getting expensive.
I would also get shocked if I walked the concrete docks barefoot, or get a BIG one if I was getting out of the water and touched a dock
When I pointed out the exposed feed wires against the dock's primary bolts holding it together... I was asked to leave!
It could be the dock... OR the guy next door. It can even be any boat close buy, using an "automotive type" battery charger
. They are notorious...
I agree that if your two zincs are lasting two years, you are over Zinced and need just one. In this case, as always, watch it when you move to a new marina, within the marina, or get a new neighbor. If it's behavior changes, figure out why! M.