I have had my boat 12 years (seasons here in the North) with the same
hot water heater.....coolant and electric.....never knew there might be
an anode to replace.
However, after 12 seasons by me and I don't know how many by the
original owner, I should be thinking, no planning, of replacing it.
When I took my fuel tank outlast Fall, another story, I measured the
water tank and it will not come up from the lazarette, as is.....it is
just too big.....it would have to be either taken apart ( the outer
casing from the actual tank) or cut it up. One thing for sure, if C&C
or the previous put it in, it did not go down the lazarette the way it
is put together right now. And if you had to take it apart and put it
back together when you get it in, why would you do that in the first
place. Get get a water heater that fits down the lazarette.
It can't be 33 years old?
C&C 32- 84
On 2018-03-02 5:05 PM, Bruce Whitmore via CnC-List wrote:
I recently saw an article in the Boat U.S. magazine about replacing
the sacrificial anode in boat water heaters.
Interestingly, when we bought our boat, the water heater was not
hooked up (though the hoses were still full of antifreeze), and the
water tanks were bone dry. I think it had been that way for at least
7 years, and maybe longer.
I haven't checked the anode yet.
1994 C&C 37/40+, "Astralis"
(847) 404-5092 (mobile)
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