In this article, they talk about a few uses for Chili Peppers. Take a look at the second story!
Any good sailor knows that barnacles are bad news. If enough of these water-dwelling pests clamp onto a boat’s hull, it becomes less hydrodynamic. In fact, barnacle build-ups can force ships to use as much as 30 percent more fuel. That’s why many seafarers choose to safeguard their vessels by coating them with anti-barnacle paint. The only problem is that these paints are generally filled with toxic chemicals and metals...
Notice the inventor is from Pittsburgh!
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12-30-2011 #1Deck Hand
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
How about a Boat Friendly Pepper-based Paint Recipe? Chili Pepper Barnacle Repellant!
cool, in pittsburgh even!
i wonder if it would work for the zebra and quagga mussles around here?
i bet they could make a mint spraying outdrives if it did work.
only problem tho, i could see my tuber now
happy new yearMark
89 Rinker Fiesta Vee 250 5.7 Mercruiser
73 SeaGoing houseboat (under construction)