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sailnaway 12-16-2004 04:07 PM

Gas Spill in water
My neighbors boat sank in the next slip the marina did nothing to contain this and the oil and gas is heavy in the water. I remember him telling me the tanks were full and now the water is full of gasoline. Do you think this will hurt my bottom paint my boot stripe or what ever.

DelmarRey 12-16-2004 04:19 PM

Gas Spill in water
The gasoline might eat the paint off at the waterline but depends on your brand of paint.

I''m surprised the Coast Guard, Fire Dept, and the EPA isn''t out there getting that stuff contained. And issueing citations!

sailnaway 12-17-2004 03:33 AM

Gas Spill in water
Ya you would expect to see them placing a dam around the boat and using oilsorb but here in New Orleans they do little to make anyone accountable for any thing they do.I smelled fuel all night and twice got up and squirted Dawn soap in the water you can see the stuff bubbling up in one foot patches. No more crabbin off the dock for awhile.I wonder if his insurance will cover damage to my paint?????

elhanley 12-31-2004 02:52 PM

Gas Spill in water
The only way fuel can escape from an intact sunken boat is through the tank vent. Consider how easy it would be to clamp off the vent line, stop up the exit fitting, etc.
Considering the exhorbitant fines and cleanup costs they face, I don''t know why every boater does not have a quick fix that a snorkeler can implement.

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