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Before You Leave

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:40 am

Before you leave and when you get home, Flush your engine and bilge.

The Tennessee River has Variable Leaf Milfoil. You don't want to take it home.

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Re: Before You Leave

Postby billy c » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:42 am

Bill Edmundson wrote:Before you leave and when you get home, Flush your engine and bilge.

The Tennessee River has Variable Leaf Milfoil. You don't want to take it home.

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Re: Before You Leave

Postby Jimmy70 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:21 pm

Ok what is that you are talking about. Is it something that can be taken from one place to the other...
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Postby Dave Grason » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:30 pm

ABSOLUTELY!

I wrote about it when I did that article for the newsletter when Bob Maskel and I took the Chattanooga trip 2 years ago. It started out as a plant for tropical pet tanks and someone, back in the 50s, dumped their aquarium in the river and NOW look at what we've got.
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Re: Before You Leave

Postby kens » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:17 pm

Bill Edmundson wrote:Before you leave and when you get home, Flush your engine and bilge.

The Tennessee River has Variable Leaf Milfoil. You don't want to take it home.

Bill


Variable Leaf Milfoil....???????? Is that something those goofy goats eat?
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Re: Before You Leave

Postby Grand Chillin » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:54 pm

Guys,
I once had Variable-Leaf Milfoil (coontail) almost take over one of my ponds and it cost me dearly to get rid of it. There was a problem with it in Lake Murray several years ago. Some channels were almost blocked by it.
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/water/aquaff/milfoil.html
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Postby BruceDow » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:00 pm

... something I don't want to bring back to my lake in Ontario...

I'm hoping that there are fresh water hoses for flushing the engines and rinsing the bilges?
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Re: Before You Leave

Postby MARK ANDERSON » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:26 pm

Lake Simcoe ,in Ontario Canada has become home to Zebra mussels and these little fish call Asian Gobes. Terrible things and I certainly don't want to cross contaminate any of our Canadian crap in the U.S. So don't worry, I have flushed my engine after we took it from Lake Simcoe and I will give it a thorough flush before we leave the great State of Tennesse!!!

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Re: Before You Leave

Postby jp-hydro » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:29 pm

Milfoil is no joke, rinse boats, motors, and trailers. It spreads like wild fire and can take over a lake if not properly delt with. A lake in my home state got infested and you couldn't go 50 feet without getting the weed tangled in the prop, which also helps in spead. It cost the state, town, and lake asso. alot of money and many years to get it under control. Don't take it home with you, your home waters will thank you.

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Re: Before You Leave

Postby kens » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:04 pm

does that stuff live in salt-water? I am on Georgia coast & Atlantic ocean
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Re: Before You Leave

Postby Grand Chillin » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:31 pm

Ken,
I don't think it can survive salt water. It seems to prefer slow moving clear water. It is found mainly in the midlands here in SC.
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Re: Before You Leave

Postby thudpucker » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:52 pm

What's going to happen to us if we wade in that water or eat the Catfish out of it?

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Re: Before You Leave

Postby Grand Chillin » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:57 pm

thudpucker wrote:What's going to happen to us if we wade in that water or eat the Catfish out of it?

You will get wet and your stomuch will get full. :roll: :wink: :lol: :lol:

Sorry Thud. :oops: It is no different than an unwanted weed in your yard.
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Re: Before You Leave

Postby Dave Grason » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:17 pm

And you may develop a milfoil problem in your comode. :lol:
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Postby Lowka53 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:29 pm

:lol: this plant cause allot of problems Utah has passed laws against it and zebra mussels they require certificate of decontamination of all boats in that are being put in the water
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