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Old 28 August 2016, 09:43   #1
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Barnacles on ribs

Lately I have been seeing a huge increase in barnacles on zodiac ribs between the tubes and hull come into our shop for service. Here in New England it had been real bad this year and far as growth goes. On many of the Zodiac recreational built ribs barnacles can easily grow between the tubes and hull. A few of my customers have told me that they were advised by the "painter" that this area did not need to be painted. Unfortunately a couple have had tubes punctured from barnacles between the tube and hull.
I just wanted to share so that hopefully any newbies who might see this can avoid This same fate.
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Old 28 August 2016, 22:53   #2
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Monterey went through a huge barnacle infestation about 4 years ago. Anything remotely solid underwater was covered with a carpet of smallish acorn barnacles (I looked them up at one time, but don't remember what I found.) Took a couple of years for everything to return to normal(ish) .

Could be what you're seeing there.

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