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Old 07-12-2020, 19:37   #91
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I am having a Beta 50 installed as we speak.


Love the Beta 50. I have not replaced my first anode in 350 hours and 3 seasons. Also have stainless pipe, but have been in brackish Chesapeake Bay 90% of use so far
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Bloody dissimilar metals eh!
Good on you for communicating with Beta yr mod. Hope they give you a fistful of anodes & ditch their ss pipe.
Good luck with leaving the dock.


Yes, I wonder if they will change their design?

As for leaving the dock.... sigh. Life just keeps getting in the way.
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Love the Beta 50. I have not replaced my first anode in 350 hours and 3 seasons. Also have stainless pipe, but have been in brackish Chesapeake Bay 90% of use so far


Is your engine bonded to the hull anodes in any way? Brackish helps but I wonder if the engine is getting extra protection from elsewhere?

A couple of people I have spoken to who did not have problems turn out to have steel boats. In those cases it is almost certain the hull anodes are protecting the engine.
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Re: A call out to Beta 50 owners, newer engines in particular.

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Youíll love it. Very sweet at about 1800 rpm, but pretty good right through the rev range.

I suspect that if the engine is bonded to the boatís main sacrificial anodes youíll have no problems, but if, like me, your engine protection system is self contained I bet you will see the same thing. There are a number of others on the Facebook group having the same problem. A few are now trying Richardís solution.

He really deserves all credit in this for his lateral thinking and sharp observation. Iím just reporting on using his approach.

Good onya for giving Richard kudos but I have anudr question.
Did you replace ss cover on water pump">raw water pump as well? My guess would be that any sort of bronze wud be betr than the current ss cover.
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Good onya for giving Richard kudos but I have anudr question.
Did you replace ss cover on raw water pump as well? My guess would be that any sort of bronze wud be betr than the current ss cover.

Actually, good point. No, I have not changed that cover. And I should have made that clear.

I suppose if the anode isnít lasting quite as long as Iíd like I could look at that next, and I would report back, but for now I am optimistic that the pipe changeover will give me an adequate lifespan on the anodes.

Ideally Iíd be replacing them no more frequently than every six months, with enough anode left at that point to give me another month of cover if I was delayed in checking.
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Is your engine bonded to the hull anodes in any way? Brackish helps but I wonder if the engine is getting extra protection from elsewhere?

A couple of people I have spoken to who did not have problems turn out to have steel boats. In those cases it is almost certain the hull anodes are protecting the engine.


I have no drivesaver so the prop shaft coupling is bonded directly to shaft where I have my main anodes. So yes. And that maybe our difference. Out of curiosity how come your engine isnít bonded?
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I have no drivesaver so the prop shaft coupling is bonded directly to shaft where I have my main anodes. So yes. And that maybe our difference. Out of curiosity how come your engine isnít bonded?

Yep, sounds like your shaft anodes are helping. Nothing wrong with that.

I never set out to isolate my engine from the anodes, itís just how my engine beds and drive-train are made. I have a polyflex coupling which just happens to isolate the engine from the shaft.

Now that I have (I think) solved the anode wasting problem with the engine I am going to look at bonding it to the main anodes. I can now do so with the confidence that a failure of that bonding wire wonít lead to a disaster with the engine heat exchanger and associated bits.
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