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Kelly posted 06-22-2002 08:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for Kelly   Send Email to Kelly  
Well, the simplest tasks.... Anyway, was taking the anode off of the bottom of the bracket, and yes the bolt sheared. Thought I would use an ease out to remove the rest of the bolt and, yes the easy out broke off. Am having a heck of a time trying to get the rest of the easy out out. After you stop laughing I have two questions. First, if I do get it out, is there an easy way to repair the metal in this hole so I can drill and tap a new hole in the same location. The area is really messed up from my activities. Second, if I can't get it out, any other suggestions for putting an anode in this location? Kelly
Jerry Townsend posted 06-23-2002 01:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Kelly - getting the easy-out out should not be that bad - take a center punch and tap on one of the flutes in a clockwise direction. The easy-out's are extremely hard and therefore brittle and you may wind up having to bring it out in pieces. Then, saturate the area with a penetrating oil and let set for a day or two - periodically tapping with a center punch angled slightly counter-clockwise. Then use another easy out - but make sure it is a quality easy-out - there are several el-cheapo's out there that I would not touch with a 10 foot pole. --- Jerry/Idaho
Kelly posted 06-24-2002 09:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
My '94 85 hp Yamaha has an anode on the bottom of the bracket that is held on with two little screws, about 1/8" to 3/16" in diameter, I know they are metric but don't know the size at the moment. Any way, in the process of taking off the anode, I sheared off one of the screws. I think I can make a satisfactory repair, but I was wondering, is there an alternative to this arrangement. There are two larger holes, similar arrangement to the holes for the manual trim pin but smaller. These are not being used, and it looks like it would be fairly simple to attach an anode in this location with a single larger bolt running between these holes. Any comments? Kelly
Bigshot posted 06-24-2002 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
No need to worry! You do not need to put that anode back on. Go to Boaters world, etc and look at all the different zincs and find something that will work for you. I had the same problem on my 90hp and I made sure the steering anode was good and I installed the anodes that go on the lower engine bolts. If that is not enough, you can mount one to the hull, etc.
Kelly posted 06-24-2002 10:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
Thanks Bigshot,

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