Electrical on a wooden boat?

by Nicholas Jansen
(Coos Bay, OR)

Where do you place an anode on the outer hull of a wooden boat?

OR Is the anodes on the outboard or outdrive enough?

Should there be a ground strip fastened to the outer hull?

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Anodes
by: fredrosse

Anodes should be fastened on the metal that is to be protected, and needs to have reliable electrical contact with the metal that is being protected.

Putting anodes on a wood hull is not required, and for any benefit from this arrangement a good conductor from the anode to the metal requiring protection would be necessary.

Better to just mount the anode directly on the I/O drive or other exposed metal.





sacrificial anodes
by: Mike




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