A boat shaft is a long, cylindrical piece of metal that connects your boat's engine to the propeller. The shaft rotates, turning the propeller and propelling the boat through the water. The shaft also transmits power from the engine to the propeller, which is why it is an important component of a boat's propulsion system.
As the shaft is so important, you'll want to keep it protected from galvanic corrosion. Shaft anodes (also known as a propeller shaft anodes) are small metal components that are installed on the shaft of a boat. Their main function is to protect the shaft from corrosion by attracting and neutralizing any stray electrical current that may be present in the water. This electrical current can cause corrosion on the shaft over time, which can weaken it and make it more susceptible to damage.
Shaft anodes are typically made of a more reactive metal, such as aluminium
, which will corrode in preference to the shaft. It is important to regularly check and replace the anode to ensure the proper function of the boat shaft.
Why shop with Anode Outlet?
We stock a leading range of shaft anodes for boats, including aluminium shaft anodes
, magnesium shaft anodes
and zinc shaft anodes
. All our anodes are manufactured to US MIL spec, ensuring they provide your vessel with maximum protection from galvanic corrosion.
With hundreds of product lines available, you can be forgiven for being stuck for choice, which is why we're here to help. Whether you're looking for a shaft anode, saildrive anode
, sterndrive anode
, thruster anode
, or any other anode for that matter, call us on 01634 568011
or email [email protected]
and a member of our highly experienced team will be on hand to help.