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Question Out Island lectrasan

I am planning on installing a Lectrasan treatment system in my Morgan Out Island 416. Has anyone done this install or have an O/I with this system installed? I am also trying to decide whether to do the install in the forward or after head. Any ideas? Thanks, jj
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You do know that the discharge from the Lectrasan treatment system can't be discharged in a NDZ area...
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The dawg is correct which simply means that you will have to have a conventional holding tank and pump out capability if you sail or plan to sail in no discharge zones WHICH ARE GROWING...and in recent years have come to include all of the Florida Keys and parts of the Chesapeake as well as the list below:
"Currently 6 States have all (or nearly all) of their surface waters designated as NDZs. Those States are: Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. In addition, 11 other States have segments of their surface waters designated as NDZs. Those states are: California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, Texas, and Vermont."

Given the creep of the NDZ's it seems to me to be pretty hard to justify the expense and potential additional complexity/repairs that come with a Lectrasan. I wish the gov't would just eliminate NDZ's AND mandate Lectrasan type MSD's which profide more effective sewage treatment than most municipalities do before they dump in state waters. Then we could have clean water AND eliminate the whole pumpout station mess!
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Given the creep of the NDZ's it seems to me to be pretty hard to justify the expense and potential additional complexity/repairs that come with a Lectrasan. I wish the gov't would just eliminate NDZ's AND mandate Lectrasan type MSD's which profide more effective sewage treatment than most municipalities do before they dump in state waters. Then we could have clean water AND eliminate the whole pumpout station mess!
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You do realize that this would require the government to get it's head out of its butt and do something that made sense... which is unlikely to happen anytime soon.
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About 8 years ago Homer harbor in Alaska put in a solar powered pump out station at a cost of 100K. At the end of the season when it was hauled out for the winter it had been used, once. Im not in or around the harbor much anymore but I have, nor has anyone I have asked ever seen anyone use it. Dumping in a harbor or very near shore is not good but I fail to see the harm in rec boats dumping off shore. Ever see a whale or sealion relieve themselves? And they are worried about me?
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Smile Out Island lectrasan

Thanks for all the input but I do intend to install the treatment system on one of my two heads and maintain the other head with holding tank/pump-out capability. Most of our cruising is on Chesapeake Bay and NC and I am only aware of Herrington Harbor being an NDZ. I still need some ideas on the best installation procedures for the lectrasan on an Out Island 416.

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I'm planning on doing a similar installation on my 40 Endeavour. E-mail me and we can compare notes. I intend to cruise the ICW, Chesapeake Bay and NC eventually ending up in the Bahamas. Drop me an e-mail.
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North Carolina is also a NDZ as well so make sure you have a holding tank and Y- valve as well
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Cat...When and where did they establish an NDZ in NC??
We are not talking about the NORMAL no discharge rule inside the 3 mile limit. We are talking about the ABNORMAL restriction on TREATED waste discharge.
Are we talking about the same thing?
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opps sorry i was refering to the normal discharge rule i am sure... i am sure that if i dump my 15 gallons of treated waste over board that will be the tip of the sword for the epa of course the 200,000 gallons of untreated pig waste is ok by them we had a spill a few months ago but i thought i was going to jail for not securing my y valve with a ziptie or lock
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