Thanks Eric. Yeah, it's pretty scary. Lucky we didn't lose the prop. I just discovered it and haven't talked to the marina yet. I'll have to find out more about the galvanic isolator...good idea about just turning on shore power once in a while.
Any idea how to remove the prop shaft?
I'm going to have an electrician go over the boat looking for stray currents...any suggestions about that process?
That looks awful.
I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the
pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the
Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.
There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big
ones on the rudder.
I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe
there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe
replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting
AC into the water.
Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and
the water around your boat?
Kimberlite SM 376
I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years.
She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2
years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as
needed every 4-6 weeks. I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when
we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop
shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft. Is it
necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL