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Old 06-02-2008, 12:42 PM
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Aquatic Muscles

I live in San Jose, Ca. and the County lakes around here shut down last week due to trying to deture the muscle infestation. They reopened this last weekend and you were charged a $7.00 inspection fee for your boat. I went out Sunday to go on the water and have to boat inspected, I cant get all of the water out of the ballast system. Needless to say I did not pass and they would not let me on the water because the ballast kept spurting out water. They told me I should keep running the pumps till there was now water at all (IMPOSSIBLE). I will not burn my pumps out just to get on the water.
Does anyone have a sollution to get ALL the water out of the ballast system? My only other option is to go 1 1/2 hour drive or more and go to the Delta. I dont have a problem with that only it gets a little crazy on the weekends and I would rather not take the family to expose them to dunk and rowdy partiers there.

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Old 06-02-2008, 12:44 PM
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Oh, I forgot to add that it was my birthday to.....What a way to start it off.

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Old 06-02-2008, 12:48 PM
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Here I thought this was about a thread about workout tips....

Over on wakeworld.com under the boats section of discussion board there is a long discussion on this topic, ah... here it is:
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/m.../1/583500.html

2. Get every single ounce of water out of the ballast tanks. This is going to be hard than you think so I would recommend parking your boat at every angle (uphill/downhill) and with the valves open and pump running. At Anderson the inspection station is right before the entry to the launch and you will be on a nose down slope, so any and all water will come forward.

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Old 06-02-2008, 12:51 PM
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Thats where it was....
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:03 PM
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An inline water strainer would work, although they may say the MUSSEL babies can get through the screen.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:06 PM
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I don't know if it's possible, but is there a chemical that can be added to the ballast tanks to inhibit growth of anything? Are they susceptible to degradation by bleach? That would kill any larvae that happen to be floating around in the tanks. Has anyone invented a biostat tablet for them yet? I don't know...I'm just throwing ideas out there. Do you guys with ballast tanks ever get all the water out? Does the water get nasty?
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:48 PM
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I can't wait 'til they get off this whole thing. It's a pain for sure.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:51 PM
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I don't know if it's possible, but is there a chemical that can be added to the ballast tanks to inhibit growth of anything? Are they susceptible to degradation by bleach? That would kill any larvae that happen to be floating around in the tanks. Has anyone invented a biostat tablet for them yet? I don't know...I'm just throwing ideas out there. Do you guys with ballast tanks ever get all the water out? Does the water get nasty?
It's more of the fact that if the inspector can see water in the boat, he fails it and won't let you on the water. Doesn't matter what's alive or dead in the tanks or bilge. Anything to be a PITA here in Cali.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:52 PM
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I can't wait 'til they get off this whole thing. It's a pain for sure.
When do you think that will happen? Do you think this mussel problem is overstated?
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