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Old 01 June 2011, 19:26   #1
Country: New Zealand
Town: Tauranga
Boat name: Extra Pleasure
Make: Atomix
Length: 5m +
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Sacrificial Anode & Fuel Tank?


I'm (finally) getting around to replacing my (broken) internal fuel tank with a nice new shiny (stainless steel) one in my RIB.

It's under the deck, up at the bow.

I've had mixed suggestions about putting a sacrificial anode on / near the tank.

It is likely that the tank will get some salty water air type stuff near it (esp since there is an inspection hatch above it).

So, my question is...

sacrificial anode or not?
stuck on the tank directly, near the tank, not at all?


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Old 02 June 2011, 11:42   #2
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On stainless? Don't think it's needed.

If you're worried about it, you can electrically connect the tank to your existing zinc system, which would cover it under that protection. I think.

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