Mercathode - Worth it?

viper1216

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I didn't even know a Mercathode systemem existed. Now I am intrigued. I looked up and it seems the Mercruisers come with them, except for the 4 cylinders, which I have. Worth installing one? My boat sits in a saltwater slip from April to November, but not connected to power at all. (But it can be)
 

alldodge

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Have you noticed any corrosion on the drive components?
 

viper1216

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Not that I have seen. I have to replace the regular Zinc Anodes once per season, but other than that. Nope
 

tank1949

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The system loves current and will suck life out of battery if you don't have charger hooked up. I disconnected mine. Caution: leaving a MC stored in salt water is asking for problems. Just my 2 cents...
 
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