aluminum cans on the ocean floor

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by sjo hest, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    I don't discard fishing line because I don't go fishing. I have a fishing rod but I cant catch anything with it. I stood out in the rain fishing last week and caught a cold.

    I don't put anything down the toilet that has'nt been eaten and i don't kill anything that I don't want to eat.

    I don't buy any one a drink that I don't want sex with and don't have sex with anyone I would'nt buy a drink for.

    I would never be a member of a club that would have people like me as a member.

    I would never go to sea with a man that though that I was all he needed.
     
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  2. charmc
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    charmc Senior Member

    Deep thoughts, Frosty. Good conclusions.
     
  3. timgoz
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    timgoz Senior Member

    Don't encourage him Charlie! :rolleyes:

    How goes it buddy?

    Tim
     
  4. Thunderhead19
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    Thunderhead19 Senior Member

    One of the things about aluminum beer cans as opposed to marine grade aluminum is that the alloy contains copper for strength and durability. They coat the cans to prevent corrosion. If the cans are subjected to a marine environment for a long time, and there is even the slightest scratch in the coating, the alloy will actually start breaking down and attacking itself. So I tend to think that the cans would disappear in pretty short order. That said, I have seen some pretty old beer cans get dredged up in our local marinas.... maybe they just looked old.
     
  5. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    Beer cans provide habitats for all kinds of sea creatures. Aluminum is not toxic to fish or anything else. Whoever is complaining about beer cans have never been diving or fishing. If junk was bad for fish, Why do fish go there?

    If you go to barren areas of ocean bottom there is nothing there. Throw a few tires and it becomes a magnet for fish, crabs and lobsters.

    We need more beer can reefs.... By the way - I dont drink beer. but find these discussions beyond silly. Someone is trying to pass some law making cans illegal on boats... You will see... Diesel is next
     
  6. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    You should'nt throw cans over the side anyway. Perhaps in affluent America you might,- but here alluminium is a fortune and collecting cans is common.

    The ring pull is the only pure alluminium on the can. Almost every one I know collects these and hands them in to numerous collectors to make prosthetics ( artificial limbs). The can itself is an alloy of some sort but is still collected.

    You don't find alloy cans at the side of the road here, or plastic bottles,---again re- cyclable.
     
  7. SkipperSki
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    SkipperSki Junior Member

    Duh! The fish use it all up,.......... and Oxygen floats! :p

    Thats why the really deep fish have air bladders:rolleyes:
     

  8. longliner45
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    longliner45 Senior Member

    aluminum is quit a commodity here also ,,,,,,America is not quit as affluentas most think,,,,,,,frosty ,,,,come visit me ,you have a open invite,,,see first hand what we got here,,,,love ya man ,,,,the traffic is still ;one way....longliner
     
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