WHERE TO PUT PROP SHAFT ZINCS ON ALBERGS
By Gord Martin
MAGGY FIELDS IV
When I got the A37 there was even
less room on the prop shaft, so the above solution was not an option. At the
World Cruising Club in
There are 8 sizes to cover any possible shaft and prop nut size. See West Marine’s 2004 catalog, Pg. 485.
The prop nut zinc kit consists of a bronze castellated nut with the “castles” ending in a platform drilled and tapped for a ¼” socket head cap screw which holds the zinc anode.
The hollow bullet shaped zinc covers the whole nut and the streamlined shape should microscopically enhance performance, in theory at least.
My boat has a 7/8” shaft with 5/8” thread so the complete kit is PN: CMPNBZC11, and the replacement anode is PN: CMPNZB. The West Marine price for the kit is US$36.49 and the replacement zinc anode is $13.29. My A30 also had a 7/8” shaft, unless my memory has failed me once again.
For Canadian Alberg owners, the prop nut zincs can be ordered through Mason’s Chandlery. Speak with Mike Paulssen in case other staff has not heard of them. Mason’s is at 905 278 7005. Their C$ price was good in relation to West Marine; it should be as it is a Canadian product. The Martyr, Canada Metals product seems to dominate the zinc market so I’m sure any marine store could order them.