Marine Saildrive Anodes
Saildrive anodes are pieces of sacrificial metal that are installed on a saildrive. The anodes are made of a more reactive metal (aluminium, magnesium or zinc) than the saildrive, and it acts as a "sacrifice" to protect the saildrive from corrosion. The anode corrodes instead of the saildrive, which prolongs the life of the propulsion system. It is important to regularly inspect and replace the anode as needed to ensure proper protection of the saildrive.
As mentioned above, saildrive anodes are made from three metals – aluminium, magnesium and zinc.
Aluminium saildrive anodes offer protection in salt and fresh water, whilst zinc saildrive anodes are more suited to salt water as the impact strength of the metal is superior compared to aluminium and magnesium. Magnesium saildrive anodes are only suitable for use in fresh water, as the alloy reacts far more rapidly when exposed to sea water.
Why shop with Anode Outlet?
We pride ourselves on our customer service, and aim to make it as easy as possible for you to find the right anodes for your requirements; so if you have a mystery anode, contact us, and we will help you identify it! All our orders are shipped out on a fully tracked, next working day service - although if your order is urgent, please call us on 01634 568011 to confirm stock availability.