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He recomended two pills! It's not 12 million people craping on my wheel. BTW you can buy it OTC for animals (we are animals ya know?) so it's not realy controled....Before you resort to hysterics, please think about the perspective.
The government banned tin from anti foulings on hundreds of thousands of boats and and is looking at copper because of the effects those substances have on the ecosystem. Suppose everybody with a boat in the water started putting this antibiotic on their running gear. Do you think that might have some effect on the organisms that live in our coastal waterways? Of course it might. You'll argue that that not everybody will put this antibiotic on their running gear and so the cumulative effect will be small. But that's not the point. As sailors we should be trying to reduce our footprint on the planet, not increase it.
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I would also be against using any antibiotics in the antifouling. Given the problems we are already experiencing with multi-drug resistant forms of common infectious bacterial, like the one that causes Strep, Tuberbuculosis, and pnuemonia... do we really want to help create more resistant strains in the wild???
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He recomended two pills! It's not 12 million people craping on my wheel. BTW you can buy it OTC for animals (we are animals ya know?) so it's not realy controled....Before you resort to hysterics, please think about the perspective.
Have you ever looked at first page of this forum where it list the number of people viewing each catagory????? I guarantee some genius is already thinking that he has some of this crap already and could try it out this weekend. Do you really think you are the only person that has ever had a crap build-up on his prop??? Beleive me, none of us are that special.

I think it is pretty irresponsible to advocate dumping antibiotics into the water for all the reasons already listed by Fstbttms- and Dog-.
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Even is EVERY boat in the US was to put two pills worth on there boat it would still be an unmeasurable amount. Compairing this to the mutant strains of MRSA, TB, Staph, ect is apples and oranges. Billions of tons of raw sewage is dumped every day into our waterways. Any medication taken oraly that is not metabolised will therefore end up in the water too. You are arguing something you dont understand. How come no one is jumping up aganst using petro based solutions, ie bag balm?
Now back to the orginal problem. crap on the metal parts, is this a result of to high of a voltage or too low???????
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Awww, did someone get his toes steped on???

Any helpful input on the queston posted is welcome. Voltge, too high or too low?
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Not at all, but if you're such a genius and we are "arguing something you dont understand." then don't expect a whole lot of help.
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Why are you guys giving your boats antibiotics? They're not sick, just slow!!! If you're really that worried about your prop, scrape it off with a wood chisel when you go swiming! Theres no need think up some hairbrained stupid idea that causes MORE harm to the environment than your already toxic bottom paint!! Common sense seems to go out the window when people get lazy. Don't waste your time worrying about it. In the time you have spent sitting on your ass at the computer you could have finished the job!
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Oh yeah, could somebody start a thread ( I am totally sailnet limited, meaning my computer won't let me start new threads ) about whether your yard lets you do your own bottom paint or not. After working on my boat for 10 months, and sanding (vaccum sander) for 3 days (without any blue on the ground) the owner of my yard told me that i couldn't paint it. All new customers (since last sept) can't, but the older customers can. So there was a 19 year old painting his dad's boat right NEXT to me but i can't do it!!!! They never mentioned this before and the yard manager told me to paint it myself...."just paint it and put it in the water" over and over. I'm pissed. I told them it was a very poor way to run a bussiness. They said it was because of environmental issues but i use e-paint, and even if that were that case it should be a yardwide rule, not just the 3-4 newcomers. Seems very unfair, especially since they all saw me sanding for 3 days. As soon as the summer is over and i have gotten some use out of my 2,000$ morring dock, i'm out. I figure if i can't convince my wife to cruise the Bahamas i'll just drug her and tell the kids mommy's sleeping (whats new), then she'll wake up in paradise Anyway, i was just wondering what other's experiences were, I feel so alone....the outcast who can't paint his boat
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