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563Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Killing the smell

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  • Jim Starkey
    Dec 1, 2005
      Peter Tollini wrote:

      > The beauty of the bacterial approach to hydrocarbons in the bilge is
      > that over a reasonably short time, they break down the diesel, lube
      > oil, etc. into water and CO2, before they leave the boat, rather than
      > just emulsifying them like a traditional detergent. Absent the
      > hydrocarbons, there's no real need for the bugs.

      If you run out of things to worry about before spring, ponder the number
      of mutations required for a diesel eating microbe to transmogrify into a
      polyester eating one.


      Jim Starkey
      Netfrastructure, Inc.
      978 526-1376
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