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post #5 of Old 07-29-2009
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Those aren't barnacles, they are zebra mussels and require paint formulated for freshwater. They are a major problem as invasive species go. They clog municipal water filtration systems all the time.

If a boat sits still zebra mussels will cover the bottom. An ablative paint needs motion to expose a new layer of biocide and drop the critters off.

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