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Old 02-10-20, 01:58 PM
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reminds me: I live near the coast & we have fishermen. when listening to the NOAA weather radio, close to Boston or the cape, we get "marine" related forecasts. sometimes that includes "freezing spray" (ice buildup on vessels can be dangerous)

"Freezing spray is a serious concern for ocean voyagers because once the spray is airborne then, under the right conditions, it will freeze as soon as it contacts any surface. This will lead to ice accretion on every exposed portion of a vessel, including decks, superstructures, spars, shrouds and more. It may cause communication equipment to cease functioning and could lead to loss of function of mechanical parts. However the most serious impact of ice accretion is reduced vessel stability. The added weight of ice adhering to a vessel above the waterline will change the center of gravity of the vessel and make it much more susceptible to capsizing."

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Freezing spray - Ocean Navigator - Web Exclusives 2015
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