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Fau 09-01-2013 08:00 AM

Bilge is not functioning
I'll replace it in the next week or so. Until then I bought a hand pump that I will use to pull water out of the bilge and into a bucket. The bucket will be poured overboard. I had LE stop by yesterday and mention something about no dumping. He didn't say it as I was pouring water - it was 20 minutes later or something. I don't know if it was coincidence, he saw from a distance or someone reported it. Is it legal to empty the bilge that way? It's the same water that would be pumped out the back if the pump was functioning.

hopcar 09-01-2013 09:43 AM

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I suspect he thought you were dumping something other than clean bilge water.

Fau 09-01-2013 10:11 AM

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I think so as well. I'm hoping that if he comes by today while I'm in the process of doing the same that it won't be a problem.

manatee 09-01-2013 10:20 AM

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Might this be an opportune moment to install/rig a permanently-mounted manual bilge pump & exhaust?
Remember "The African Queen"? You could sit in the cockpit sipping a beverage while draining the bilge with one hand. :)

Good luck with John Law.

blutoyz 09-01-2013 10:54 AM

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Someone narc'd you out. It is not illegal to throw bilge water, it would just be pumped out anyway.

Some people don't have the nerve to ask before they call the five O

hopcar 09-01-2013 05:00 PM

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Did the bucket look like this?

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