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Re: [Sabresailboat] Tell Me About Our Zincs

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  • Don Teagno
    Try boatzincs.com for good prices and fast service. All shapes and sizes, even Max Prop zincs at under seven buks a piece and pencil zincs at 1.89. Don Teagno,
    Message 1 of 10 , Nov 2, 2005
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      Try boatzincs.com for good prices and fast service. All shapes and sizes,
      even Max Prop zincs at under seven buks a piece and pencil zincs at 1.89.

      Don Teagno, Sabre 38II Andiamo

      >From: john kalinowski <sabre32sailor@...>
      >Reply-To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
      >To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [Sabresailboat] Tell Me About Our Zincs
      >Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 06:23:55 -0800 (PST)
      >
      >Dave
      >
      >see #23 in this diagram
      >http://www.marinedieseldirect.com/catalogs/catalog_group.php?owner=mdd&page_ident=32139-238-239&model=W%2013/18/21/27/33%204.4/6/7.7/8/11/12.5%20KW%20Generators&manufacturer=Westerbeke&title=13-21-27-33%20Cooling%20System&quant_position=&catalog=32139&printparts=&printservice=&printoperators=&comment1=
      >
      >4.62 is a bit on the high side, but that is Westerbeke.
      >We pay $8 a dozen at Rose's in Gloucester.
      >Go in with a friend and you are set for half a decade.
      >
      >chances are if you haven't been changing them, the old one will corrode and
      >expand to the point it breaks inside the exchanger. Get a coupe of the end
      >cap rubber gaskets and the o-rings and take the end off and clean it out
      >before reassembly.
      >
      >As for eating the prop shaft zincs on a mooring. I am going through 2 at a
      >time twice a season. I have been told to clean the bonding system and
      >grounds which will happen this winter. I too think it is the solar panel.
      >Even in New England, my simple panel puts out 19v to the rectifier. Again,
      >we buy a half dozen at a time at Rose's for short money.
      >
      >john
      >
      >Dave Evans <dave@...> wrote:
      >I know there's a zinc on the Westerbeke 27B and one on the SeaFrost
      >condenser. And the FO left a handful of pencil zincs in two sizes. It
      >sounds like the SeaFrost one should be easy to find, but where on the "heat
      >exchanger" is the engine one? Do they come out along with lots of water (or
      >now pink stuff)? If these are the right zincs, I can't quite imagine how
      >they screw in such that they can be immersed and sacrifice themselves. Not
      >sure why neither of the manuals goes into much detail, but perhaps it will
      >all be obvious when I dive in and look around.
      >
      >The one on the propeller shaft was all used up; I can never understand how
      >a boat on a mooring can be subject to such electrolysis. Perhaps the solar
      >panel?
      >
      >dge
      >Hickory Wind
      >S34-II, #287
      >Onset, MA
      >www.sailonset.com
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