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Old 08-18-2013
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Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

"When will people learn that "
But Gary, if folks have been ignoring that for five or ten thousand years, why would anyone maintain the delusion that will change now? Cholera has been around for ages, ditto many other diseases from passing things around. In the US alone, the CDC estimates over a quarter of a million cases of totally avoidable food poisoning go to hospitals every year. A quarter of a million simple sanitary failures, and people are perfectly willing to accept that as normal.
So why expect some broke-ass marginal folks to change?

Which is why other folks pass laws, put red dye in tanks, issue fines and seize boats and ban liveaboards.

Of course, the truly polite folks simply chlorinate the entire harbor, as the Brits do in Georgetown. Quietly, late at night, at the same time that they come around to collect shoes that need polishing, or when they drop off the morning newspapers.

What, you keep a boat in some (ugh) slum where they don't do that?
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