Galvanic corrosion (electrolysis) is the decomposition of metal due to the effects of electrolytic action. When two (2) dissimilar metals are immersed in a conductive fluid (e.g., salt water), an electric current is produced, much like the action of a battery. As the current flows, it takes with it tiny bits of the softer metal. If left unchecked, severe damage may occur over time. If the boat is operated in salt, polluted or brackish waters, even temporarily, the boat should be equipped with a transom-mounted aluminum anodes to prevent damage to those metal parts coming in contact with salt water.
The aluminum is, by design, self-sacrificing. It is slowly eroded away by electrolytic action and requires periodic inspection for deterioration.
When the aluminum has eroded to approximately one-half (1/2) of its original size, it must be replaced to continue protection, or damage to other metal parts may result.
MasterCraft boats optioned with a saltwater package come equipped with aluminum anodes. For fresh water boats that may be temporarily operated in polluted or brackish water, an authorized MasterCraft dealer can assist in installing proper corrosion protection systems including sacrificial anodes and fresh water flush kits.
DAMAGE DUE TO CORROSION IS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY!