Re: Viking funeral for boat--probably A Bad Idea
Two comments. On point #2, most trailer boats don’t have toxic bottom paint. Most boats with bottom paint are far less toxic than they used to be. I switched to vinyl bottom paint to reduce toxicity and because it can take some drying out on the trailer without losing the anti-fouling properties. This is a good argument for graphite/epoxy bottoms. On point #3, some landfill methane systems are pretty efficient. The local one has a generating station, gas is not flared off, it powers the facility.
MylesJ, fellow Micro owner
- Amen about toxic comes from nature and it will go back. Nature magazine recently published about the gulf oil spill and other spills as evidence that oil-eating bacteria in soil and water can do a lot more than we ever realized to eat the oil and restore the natural balance... given some time, but the damage is never permanent.El sep 20, 2011, a las 1:35 pm, Doug escribió:
All that toxic wast is taken from the environment and It all goes back. Burning is just faster. We poor ignorant slobs here on planet earth don't make anything, we convert one thing to another but then it's
still all here in the end. Doug
On 09/20/2011 01:23 PM, Clayton Ford wrote:. . . and then the toxic items go to the landfill. Make sure you take the remains to a landfill that deals with toxic waste.
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Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 08:43:39 -0500
Subject: [bolger] Viking funeral for boat--probably A Bad Idea
A short reminder: Burning epoxy and polyester creates toxic and harmful
fumes; holding one is a Pyrrhic victory. If your boat is all wood,
without toxic glues or lead paint, fire away. But if it's a typical
Bolger boat, with epoxy, polyester, red lead, white lead, etc., then
save yourself, your family, and your neighbors, by use of reciprocating
saw and a dumpster.
- a complete mess - BLECHH.El sep 21, 2011, a las 11:15 am, Peter escribió:
There a couple of Olympic sailors who burned their boat after the races. IIRC, it was an Etchells that had been dropped and the internal stiffness destroyed. It made an ugly, smokey fire. A nice crisp wood fire is one thing, but burning plastic is a mess.
> - So, the dumpster seems the way to go.
- It's not much good if "some time" is thousands of years. Or more.
On 10/5/11 8:36 AM, email@example.com wrote:
> Amen about toxic comes from nature and it will go back. Nature
> magazine recently published about the gulf oil spill and other spills
> as evidence that oil-eating bacteria in soil and water can do a lot
> more than we ever realized to eat the oil and restore the natural
> balance... given some time, but the damage is never permanent.