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Old 19-09-2019, 15:18   #1
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Is There A Reason For This?

I found a cast iron or lead fish in my bildge. Does anyone know what this if for or it's purpose? Because if you're an Italian it's not a good sign! haha
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Old 19-09-2019, 15:26   #2
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Looks like....

https://www.defender.com/category.js...path=-1|299255
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Old 19-09-2019, 15:44   #3
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If it is in fact lead it could be a downriver weight. Most likely a zinc though. I would start checking for corrosion and bad grounds as those are generally used as a last resort when owners canít figure out why their underwater metals keep corroding.
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Thanks ...it doesn't have any cable to it. Should I get a cable and what does it hook up to?
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It’s a zinc. I found two on our boat. I found an electrical leak, tiny, in the windlass. Hard to keep galvanizing on the chain. I added a neutral interrupt. We leave the windlass isolated now unless it has to run.
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Defender says it’s aluminum.
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Old 20-09-2019, 09:12   #7
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Aluminum and Zinc are equally popular as sacrificial anodes. Aluminum has the advantage that also works well in fresh water. You can still say "I replaced my zincs" even if they are aluminum... :-)
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ad says you can get aluminum, magnesium, or zinc, yes?
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Old 20-09-2019, 10:40   #9
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It is a fish.


I am surprises a boater could not know that.


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I rather resent the Italian remark. Many would find this to be raciest. Aj Addeo
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I rather resent the Italian remark. Many would find this to be raciest. Aj Addeo
So sorry, not intended that way. I'm Italian and never thought of that, but I guess it could be.
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Stinks like fish?
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I'm part Norwegian and love Scandinavian jokes. Does that make me racist?
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Defender says it’s aluminum.
If you have scrolled down on defender page you will see similar fish made of magnesium and zinc...
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I'm part Norwegian and love Scandinavian jokes. Does that make me racist?
I'm 1/2 Italian and 1/2 Polish and make fun of myself all the time. This dude is just sensitive about his nationality.
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