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What is the best anode for a Bravo 3 outdrive?

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For a Bravo 3 outdrive, magnesium anodes are typically recommended if you are boating in freshwater environments. Magnesium anodes provide the best protection in such conditions because they are more active than zinc or aluminum anodes. However, they are not suitable for saltwater use, where they would corrode too quickly.

If you're boating in saltwater or brackish water, aluminum anodes are generally the best choice for Bravo 3 outdrives. Aluminum anodes last longer than zinc in saltwater and are more effective in brackish water. Additionally, they are lighter compared to zinc anodes.

Zinc anodes, while traditional, are now mostly used strictly in saltwater and they are heavier.

See our listing for all Bravo 3 anodes

So, depending on the type of water in which you are boating, you should choose the material of the anodes accordingly:

  • Freshwater: Magnesium
  • Saltwater: Aluminum or Zinc
  • Brackish water: Aluminum

Always ensure that the anodes you choose are compatible with your specific model of the Bravo 3 outdrive and are replaced regularly to provide continuous protection against corrosion.

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