Today’s sacrificial anodes have changed little since they were first invented in 1824 by Sir Humphrey Davey and the whole business of protecting a boat from damage is still, to a large extent, a hit and miss affair. The problem is not the anodes themselves, but the extent to which they erode in a normal season and the difficulty of monitoring the speed of erosion. It’s an expensive business to haul out a boat just to check the condition of its anodes and not much cheaper to hire a diver to check them for you. Until now, many owners, realising that the cost of not checking could be much greater, have had to spend the money!
These problems are in the past however, and the solution is Bruntons IonGuard. This clever device is capable of protecting smaller vessels all on its own, but for owners of larger boats it provides the opportunity to monitor the rate of attrition of the vessels other anodes without haul outs or divers, and this is only one of many benefits.