Barnacles stick to everything – everything! From the underside of your boat to other sea life, even each other, barnacles use a fast-setting, cement-like secretion to adhere to just about anything. Barnacle removal is extremely difficult, and for good reason. Their secretion is the most powerful natural glue known, with a tensile strength of 5,000 pounds per square inch, and an adhesive strength of 22 to 60 pounds per square inch. Studies are currently being done to harness this power and use it commercially, it’s that strong!
Barnacles love underwater volcanoes and intertidal zones, places with lots of water movement and activity. An accumulation of barnacles increases ship drag by up to 60 percent according to the U.S. Navy. This requires the burning of more fuel and leads to significant environmental and economic costs.
How to Clean Barnacles Off Your Boat
Traditional methods for barnacle removal include power washing and scraping. It’s hard work cleaning barnacles in this way, and often the barnacles are not removed entirely. Barnacle Buster by TRAC Ecological is the best way to remove barnacles from your boat safely and effectively. This non-toxic and biodegradable marine growth remover is used industry wide and has won many awards. Used by many major boat companies and marinas, Barnacle Buster has become a known industry secret that is available at a variety of valued boat product retailers and for delivery direct from Amazon.
Spend your time out on the open water this summer, not back at the dock repetitively maintaining and cleaning your boat. With the full line of products from TRAC Ecological, including the powerful concentrated Barnacle Buster, your vessel will be in tip top shape and ready for adventure. Visit our website today to learn more about the benefits of Barnacle Buster and read tricks and tips on barnacle removal for your boat.