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I have heard it said that boaters contribute less than 1% of the pollution in our waters. I would further observe that the boats are relatively widespread so that the small amount they do produce is more easily absorbed into the eco-system - hey, fish poop, ducks poop, etc. etc. The vast majority of the pollution comes from runoff from farms and lawns and sewage from cities which is not treated to specs. So we boaters save it, pump it out legally, it all gets collected, treated, then dumped back in the water - all in one place! The whole idea seems ludicrous.
The problem is that when it is demanded that something be done, it is difficult, expensive and politically inexpedient to legislate the cities, farms, and the lawn fertilizer industry, so the boater becomes an easy and inexpensive target. All the regulators pat themselves on the back, all the politicians point to their record of pro-active legislation and the problems continue.
We need to rise up, cast off the yoke of political oppression,exercise our right to poop with reckless abandon. In other words, bucket and chuck it for our freedom, for the very salvation of the world, for God and country.
Lip service for all.
Saltwater Suzi and Cap'n Larry
"A sailboat is a fickle mistress. You’ve got to buy her things. You’ve got to understand everything about her. What you don’t know she’ll use against you." -Captain Larry
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