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Old 10-31-2016, 06:26 PM   #1
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Boat Zincs

I found this guy who has a very good business. Only zincs. But WAY cheaper than anywhere else for exotic stuff.

BoatZincs.com (978-841-9978) - The Online Superstore for Zinc Anodes

As an example I found the specific zinc set for my Sideshift Bowthruster for 31.95. Sideshift wanted 75 plus about 30 bucks in shipping from Toronto.

The prior year I bought undersized ones from WM and drilled and tapped to correct size. But even that cost more.

Not affiliated in any way, just sharing a good place to shop.
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Have you been living under a Rock? they have been around since 2008. CE Beckman in New Bedford is cheaper for common zincs.
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:05 PM   #3
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Unfortunately Beckmann appears to be a sinking ship. Yes to the rock.
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Old 10-31-2016, 08:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for the great tip Cappy! Half$ of what I shelled out last season. Post GPS coordinates of your rock for beer placement!
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Old 10-31-2016, 08:59 PM   #5
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Been buying from them for years. Good quality, nothing from China and very fast delivery. I also get my engine zincs from them. Just tell them the brand and model engine and you can get a complete set.
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Old 10-31-2016, 09:16 PM   #6
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Buy $100 worth and the shipping of the very heavy box is free..
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OK, this was discussed in other threads here in the forums.....why zinc? Aluminum is less expensive and has almost 3 times amperes/pound ratings.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:09 PM   #8
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I came to prefer the quality and pricing of the Zimar zincs from Deep Blue Yacht Supply. Great service too. My preferred on line provider for all below the water line needs.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:21 PM   #9
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OK, this was discussed in other threads here in the forums.....why zinc? Aluminum is less expensive and has almost 3 times amperes/pound ratings.

From my admittedly limited knowledge it has to do with whether the vessel will be in predominantly fresh or salt water. I can't quote specifics, but a knowledgeable zing store would steer you in the right direction.

If you notice some zincs are marketed for fresh water applications, some for any water. To my way of thinking, a zinc in an engine on the salt water side would be the 'salt' zinc. and a zinc on the fresh water side (the coolant)
would be the fresh water zinc.
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:46 PM   #10
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Just in case there some of the other Queensland boaters happen on this thread, here is my source.
https://www.cathodicanodes.com.au/

They manufacture, and are on the Sunshine Coast near Mooloolaba, so its easy to just call in to pick up whatever you want.
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Old 11-07-2016, 02:22 AM   #11
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Yes, I wish we'd start talking anodes and then talk composition. Even the zincs aren't completely zinc. But then makes it hard when they still keep their site named Boat Zincs. They have some good alloys they use. Quality.
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I'm hauling out in early Jan for antifoul, re=pack one rudder shaft and seal replacement on the Naiad stabilisers. So, in preparation I priced some anodes at the local chandlery (Whitworths). They wanted $44.50 each for a 2" shaft anode!

I followed my own advice in post #10 and have paid just $16 each at the manufacturer. With a routine anode change being 4 shaft anodes and 2 pairs of 130mm rudder anodes I saved over $200 by making a 2 hour round trip in the car. Of course I bought a spare set for the following haulout as well, so total savings will be over $400. Made my day!
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Old 12-13-2016, 01:42 PM   #13
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Just finished pencil zincs in both engines and bought my zincs from Boatzinc. They are 1/2 in price of the big box stores (BTW for the same exact brand) and the staff was awesome. This company has been around for awhile. I would strongly recommend them.
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Old 12-13-2016, 01:46 PM   #14
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I've been using that company for years.
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There is this place called Hopkins-Carter, they don't have the huge selection that Boat Zincs does but their prices are pretty good. I hear that the owner really likes Trawler Forum Folks and has been known to give an even better price to TF folks who ask for a quote.

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good info, leave it

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There is this place called Hopkins-Carter, they don't have the huge selection that Boat Zincs does but their prices are pretty good. I hear that the owner really likes Trawler Forum Folks and has been known to give an even better price to TF folks who ask for a quote.
Thanks for the reminder. I tend to forget about that potential resource.
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There is this place called Hopkins-Carter, they don't have the huge selection that Boat Zincs does but their prices are pretty good. I hear that the owner really likes Trawler Forum Folks and has been known to give an even better price to TF folks who ask for a quote.

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I searched for a 12" X 6" x 1" aluminum diver's plate recently. The only place I found to supply it was West Marine...special order. Boat Zinc guy told me he never heard of them.
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I searched for a 12" X 6" x 1" aluminum diver's plate recently. The only place I found to supply it was West Marine...special order. Boat Zinc guy told me he never heard of them.
You have the wrong name, and possibly the wrong thickness.
They are called Divers Dream - do a search with that and you should have more success.

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I searched for a 12" X 6" x 1" aluminum diver's plate recently. The only place I found to supply it was West Marine...special order. Boat Zinc guy told me he never heard of them.
Well he should be counselled.

He could have offered one in 1/2 inch or 1 1/4inch....but he might be right in that I haven't seen that zinc in 1 inch thickness in either zinc or aluminum.

Both are in the website.
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