Anodes and antifoul

mbay

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Antifouled the boat today, I was on the roller no1 son was given a brush to do all the bits i could not.

I told him to paint everything except the prop, but forgot to tell him not to paint the anode DOH! he did a good job and now i have an antifouled Anode. So will it still work or do i have to go to work with a wire brush? or even get a new anode
 

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So will it still work or do i have to go to work with a wire brush? or even get a new anode

[/ QUOTE ] Yes wire brush! Get as much off as you can to expose a good area of zinc, whats left will probably fall off fairly quickly.
 

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You'll need to clean it up or it won't work.

If it makes you feel any better - I once got my then student son a summer job with a local farmer. The farmer pointed across the yard "see that fence - paint it white" and gave him a tin of paint. Farmer went off and when he got back farmer said "What ever have you painted the fence for?" "Cos you told me to" " I meant the railings round the pond (which were between the office and the distant fence)- not the wooden creosoted fence" "Perhaps you should have called them railings then!" said son. 15-0. Communication can be a problem as well as terminology!
 

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Tee hee. My dad gave me a hand antifouling laswt weekend. He did a great job on the anode too.

I got it mostly clean with a wire brush in an electric drill. If you do this be really careful not to breath in any of the dust.
 
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