We’ve had really warm weather these past few days. I went to the boat early and finished buffing the last of the boot stripe. Then I went hunting for a new zinc anode.

The zinc is unusual in that it screws onto the end of the shaft and is held in place with a cotter pin.

the old zinc attached to the shaft

I went hunting for a new one, but it’s not something most chandlers stock. I therefore returned to the prop shop that had sold me the new shaft and prop and got a new zinc there.

the old and the new a new zinc anode next to the old one

the prop and shaft without a zinc