Originally Posted by jleonard
Replacing the anode stopped the smell on my "ex" boat.
You know, I have read similar reports. I can't explain the biology or chemistry at work. The water still has sulfur in it, but maybe the mechanism isn't biological, it is chemical. Maybe the anode somehow keeps the sulfur in its non stinky sulfate form.
So try it. Like I said above, at the very least you will reduce corrosion with a fresh anode in place.