568Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Killing the smell
- Dec 1, 2005There was an article a few years back about the discovery of polyestermites. It created a minor wave of panic. I believe it was in the April issue of one of the sailing mags. We should hold off on announcing the bacterial mutation until next April.Pete
On 12/1/05, Jim Starkey <jas@...> wrote:
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.
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