While familiarizing myself with the Vetus M4.14 on my new-to-me Westsail 32, I was dumbfounded that I could not find any anode, or mention of any anode in the manual. It appears that in fact, there is no anode, which blows my mind for a marine
Notably, the engine
was installed in 1987, and seems in pretty good shape for its age, and considering the journeys it has made (probably ~3000 hours), so it's not exactly clear to me how the engine
has been spared severe corrosion
after all this time.
Should I make an attempt to add an anode to the raw water