To maintain and protect your investment replace the anodes once a year.
In addition, if the bottom of your boat and outdrive components need anti-fouling paint , we recommend coating the section of the thruster which is under the water with the same anti-fouling paint.
Check that your air line is in good condition.
Ensure batteries are fully charged.
Replacing Sacrificial Anodes
To Remove: Grasp the anode with pliers and turn counter clockwise.
To Install: install the new anode by turning it clockwise to the bottom and then give it an extra half turn.
Replacement Anode Kits
Fresh Water Anode Kits
AK-F-1 Single Prop Fresh Anode Kit Fresh Water Anode Kit for SS230 Rev 1&2
AK-F-2 Dual Prop Fresh Anode Kit Fresh Water Anode Kit for SS340/SS350/ST340/ST350 Rev 1&2
AK-F-4 Quad Prop Fresh Anode Kit Fresh Water Anode Kit for SS380 and ST380 Rev 1&2
AK-F-0 Universal Fresh Water Anode Kit For Older Fresh Sideshift Thrusters
Salt Water Anode Kits
AK-S-1 Single Prop Salt Anode Kit Salt Water Anode Kit for SS230 Rev 1&2
AK-S-2 Dual Prop Salt Anode Kit Salt Water Anode Kit for SS340/SS350/ST340/ST350 Rev 1&2
AK-S-4 Quad Prop Salt Anode Kit Salt Water Anode Kit for SS380 and ST380 Rev 1&2
AK-S-0 Universal Salt Water Anode Kit For Older Salt Sideshift Thrusters
Lasse Marine Trader 34\' 20000lbs
After extensive research I ended up buying the Sideshift stern thruster for my 34’ Marine Trader. Now I can say it was a good decision. It may be hard to believe, but the installation of the thruster, control box, and batteries took only about three hours – two man team. The joystick took about an hour because of a very convoluted way to the bridge. The great detail is that there are no holes needed below the waterline. A couple of days ago I had a good day to test the thruster. Twenty to twen(Read More)