are anodes needed/used on 11 foot dinghy

I have just picked up a second hand aluminium dinghy to use as a cartopper when caravanning .There is a small amount of pitting in the aluminium but nothing too bad but was hoping to prevent any further deterioration . Having always had glass boats I was wondering if anyone uses sacrificial anodes on there dinghy . If so , where do you put them . Do they need to be placed below the waterline ( could be an issue on a small dinghy ) or would bolting one to a seat be as effective.
Any info would be appreciated .
Cheers
Paul


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wow

Thu, 2019-12-05 12:02

360 reads and no comments . That surprizes me very much . Would not had thought I was the only one wondering about this subject.

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None of my tinnies had anodes on the hull

Thu, 2019-12-05 12:33

 Motor only, careful with any fittings into the hull, duralac screws.

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thanks

Thu, 2019-12-05 12:49

I know about duralac but probable more concerned with aluminium boat sitting on steel roof rack for extended periods of time.

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Never seen an anode on a

Thu, 2019-12-05 13:00

Never seen an anode on a tinny bud, sounds like you have normal wear and tear and some people tend to clean out the "tinny" with little to no care from saltwater.
Without seeing a photo it's hard to say what's normal or what needs attention.
Leaving saltwater in the bottom of a hull is my pet hate and the other that closely follows behind is finding small sinkers caught under the floor or ribs.
I tend to go overboard with looking after my tinnie's but in saying that I have owned 5 now and never sold a tinny for less than I paid.

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 Paul, as above it's all

Thu, 2019-12-05 14:35

 Paul, as above it's all about care and cleaning it properly after use. You should be ok if the pitting is minimal. 

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Thanks everyone

Thu, 2019-12-05 15:25

Thanks everyone . Yes the pitting is minimal  and sounds like it is from

lack of care from previous owner . As stated , I’ve never owned an alloy boat before so

sory if the question sounded a bit silly but sounds like anodes are not required

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Don't be sorry bud, it's a

Fri, 2019-12-06 13:28

Don't be sorry bud, it's a pretty valid question, I think there is a facebook page called "Tinnie boat mods and ideas" and it has guys on there that just love to pimp out their boats and there is some pretty useful info too.
Cheers
Scotty

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thanks scotty

Fri, 2019-12-06 13:53

I'll check it out

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 Only just seen this post, my

Fri, 2019-12-06 14:22

 Only just seen this post, my tinnies only got anodes on motor, and I can recommend Tinnie Mods and ideas on Facebook, given me heaps of ideas for mine and some pretty helpful people on there too

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just joining the facebook

Fri, 2019-12-06 14:48

just joining the facebook page so will check it out . Thanks