[Beowulf] Re: Ahoy shipmates

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Wed Oct 14 12:33:32 EDT 2009


On Tue, 13 Oct 2009, Prentice Bisbal wrote:

> I'm sure you would eventually still get some kind of buildup on the
> walls, affecting the condictivity.

Yeah, the problem with barnacles is that you start getting significant
encrustation in as little as a month of warm seawater exposure.  The
little suckers are ubiquitous and attach themselves in hours, grow in
weeks.  We dropped a lawn chair in the water by accident off of our dock
last summer and hooked it and reeled it back in a month later, already
partially covered with barnacles.

There are paints and chemical compounds and so on that are "resistant",
but dealing with them is still an ongoing battle of boat owners etc.

    rgb

>
> --
> Prentice
> _______________________________________________
> Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org sponsored by Penguin Computing
> To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf
>

Robert G. Brown	                       http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/
Duke University Dept. of Physics, Box 90305
Durham, N.C. 27708-0305
Phone: 1-919-660-2567  Fax: 919-660-2525     email:rgb at phy.duke.edu


_______________________________________________
Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org sponsored by Penguin Computing
To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf



More information about the Beowulf mailing list