No more emptying heads anywhere? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-20-2011
Joesaila's Avatar
1977 Morgan OI 30
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 438
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Joesaila is on a distinguished road
No more emptying heads anywhere?

No doubt related to climate change and other 'great ideas' from Massachusetts, the powers that know best want to stop all treated and untreated pumping of heads even to the outer cape....I don't know why they would stop there, why not the protect entire North Atlantic...why stop there....oy, can you tell I'm flipping out? Of course they've yet to even remotely stop overflowing sewer treatment plants, and houses that still pump to the sea...I see the evidence when scuba diving, but they will go to no end to stop boaters....I'm ranting
__________________
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Cary Grant
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-21-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,957
Thanks: 10
Thanked 135 Times in 121 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Can you link the proposal? Fairly standard to prohibit discharge out to 3nm and I sort of get why Cape Cod Bay would be banned, since it would have to make landfall in just about every direction.

Nevertheless, I get your point completely. The idiocy of increasing regulation on such a minuscule amount of waste compared to the millions of gallons that are blatantly discharged every day, is little more than an emotional battle for the environmentalists. I'm not opposed to black water discharge restrictions inside the 3nm. I am very concerned by the thought of gray water discharge restrictions, which is a current topic of consideration at the EPA, via the Clean Boating Act of 2008.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-21-2011
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,197
Thanks: 28
Thanked 54 Times in 50 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkofSeaLife is on a distinguished road
Body skin flaking whilst swimming and snorkeling is a growing problem too.

The EPA sugests boaters no longer be allowed to swim. Its ok for land based swimmers at registered beaches because wave action breaks down skin.











__________________
Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-21-2011
blt2ski's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,694
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 10
blt2ski will become famous soon enough
Salish sea is that way, no dumping any where. Then again, Victoria BC last I heard was still dumping "RAW" sewage into the straights.....They might be the only city/town doing so, or at least the largest most well known.

Otherwise as mentioned, with in 5 miles or so of land is usually the limit for not dumping, some larger bodies that might be 6-7 miles across makes sense to say no dumping of raw sewage any where, such as Puget sound/salish sea IMHO. As the tides/currents WILL move things around. This opinion goes for boat or land based sewage. IE it would be nice if Victoria would get a sewage treatment system up and running. Many of the plants in puget sound have cleaner water than what comes out of the streams/revers/watersheds in the mountains.

marty
__________________
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 04-21-2011
JoeDiver's Avatar
SERIOUS SAILOR
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: DFW Metroplex
Posts: 483
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
JoeDiver is on a distinguished road
Just think about all the fish and other marine animals discharging their waste into the surrounding water every day! We must stop them somehow....
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1982 Catalina 25 #2897
FK/SR/Traditional
Eagle Mountain Lake, Texas
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 04-21-2011
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,197
Thanks: 28
Thanked 54 Times in 50 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkofSeaLife is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeDiver View Post
Just think about all the fish and other marine animals discharging their waste into the surrounding water every day! We must stop them somehow....
I have a plug for a whale if you can fit it.

__________________
Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 04-21-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 526
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
CapnBilll is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Can you link the proposal? Fairly standard to prohibit discharge out to 3nm and I sort of get why Cape Cod Bay would be banned, since it would have to make landfall in just about every direction.

Nevertheless, I get your point completely. The idiocy of increasing regulation on such a minuscule amount of waste compared to the millions of gallons that are blatantly discharged every day, is little more than an emotional battle for the environmentalists. I'm not opposed to black water discharge restrictions inside the 3nm. I am very concerned by the thought of gray water discharge restrictions, which is a current topic of consideration at the EPA, via the Clean Boating Act of 2008.
Low hanging fruit; boaters are a minority. Us "rich" folk can obviously afford to pay more money.
__________________
The Sun has Risen on a New Day filled with the Promise of Adventure.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 04-21-2011
JoeDiver's Avatar
SERIOUS SAILOR
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: DFW Metroplex
Posts: 483
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
JoeDiver is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
I have a plug for a whale if you can fit it.

I'll do it, but my hourly rate for "whale plugging" is $250, with a 4 whale minimum.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1982 Catalina 25 #2897
FK/SR/Traditional
Eagle Mountain Lake, Texas
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 04-21-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,077
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
sawingknots is on a distinguished road
i agree,unfortionately individual boat owners don't have lobbyests with free gobs of money to spread around otherwise it would be no problem,incidently a tourist based town near me just had a waste water treatment plant near me that had a catastrophic malfunction and released an estimated [their estimation]2 million gallons of raw sewage for about 5 days,or better yet the b.p. oil spill in the gulf or how about leaking radioative water into the ocean or scuttling nucular submarines after they get too hot,its lots easier to single out individuals who have very little political or finacial clout
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 04-21-2011
eherlihy's Avatar
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 3,514
Thanks: 110
Thanked 59 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
The MWRA can, and does, legally open the gates at Deer and Long Islands at their discretion to dump untreated sewage into Boston Harbor. This happens frequently after major storms, but has also happened in order to preform maintenance on the equipment.

However, if a boat were discovered discharging into Boston Harbor...
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A little heads-up from shop.sailnet.com administrator General Discussion (sailing related) 17 11-15-2008 12:51 AM
Heads Up Nohiking Boat Review and Purchase Forum 18 05-08-2008 04:14 PM
Heads Up Houston Insails General Discussion (sailing related) 4 09-13-2007 11:44 AM
Lubricating heads? Joesaila Gear & Maintenance 11 08-26-2007 10:16 AM
Heads Up ya'll Bill Mc Gear & Maintenance 0 03-27-2007 03:44 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:41 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.