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?

Rob Abbott
C&C 32- 84
Halifax, N.S.

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.

Just curious,
Bruce Whitmore
1994 C&C 37/40+, "Astralis"
(847) 404-5092 (mobile)


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