I have thought about putting a mesh there actually. But not doing the sensor thing. One of the things that have bothered me with the mesh approach is just that - how to get rid of the seaweed once it’s stuck there?
It’s definitely a crazy cool idea with the sensor and reversing I’m afraid however, that it’s one of those ideas that might just be too complex to work when it’s needed. But I’ll definitely give it some thought!
I’ve also been thinking about putting some kind of deflector / thin guide bars that should steer the straws away from the thruster inlet, rather then block them. But then there’s this thing with drag…
I’ll try some ideas during next weekend!
Thanks a lot!