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Old 29 November 2010, 05:02   #1
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Does anyone know where I can get a set of leg anodes for a diesel Yamaha duo-prop leg at a reasonable price (engine type Yamaha ME432 24 valve 315hp).
Yamaha want nearly 300 for a set !!!!!!
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Old 29 November 2010, 05:29   #2
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Have you tried MGDuff?
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Old 29 November 2010, 05:57   #3
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Brian, if you're ok with a drill and hacksaw you could make them. There are plenty of big, heavy anodes for sale on ebay from which you could fashion yours. A step further, if you have a source of heat you can melt zinc in a ladle, nothing more than a big spoon with with handle. Make a rough mould in sand and pour in the metal. If you have a source of moulding sand, (Does IOM have a foundry?) even better. Do you need them every year? Make wooden patterns and have a foundry cast them for you. Just thoughts given the silly cost of the replacements.
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John,
Yes tried MGDuff. They only do outboard anodes. Looking really for either genuine Yamaha (at a realistic price!) or compatibles.

Jeff,
Not really looking to make my own. I am not THAT practical.
Appreciate the thought though.
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Yes tried MGDuff. They only do outboard anodes.
OK. Their web site says they do sterndrive anodes too.
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only yamaha i'm afraid, that big one under the transom shield is impossible to make and is only available through yamaha
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John, Yes, but only Mercruiser and Bravo drives. Talked to them. V. apologetic, but no.

Biffer, Oh b******. OK then, I'll have to bite the bullet.

Thanks guys for trying.
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Have you had a look at the American after market suppliers?

I saved over 200 on a trim motor and that included the shipping to the UK.

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