The latest BoatUS magazine had an article about changing your water heater
anode. Here's the link:
35 Mk III Thirsty
Rose City YC
On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 4:53 PM, robert via CnC-List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> 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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