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09-03-2013 10:37 AM
smurphny
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

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So if you have a composting toilet, you can power your bar-b-que from it?

Regards,
Brad
Some like Hickory smoked or Mesquite smoked flavor. What would you call this kind of smoky flavor? I can smell a whole new marine technology here:-).
09-03-2013 10:27 AM
Bene505
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

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OTOH buffalos are such efficent digesters their exhaust is about dry enough to burn.
So if you have a composting toilet, you can power your bar-b-que from it?

Regards,
Brad
09-03-2013 09:04 AM
Coquina
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

OTOH buffalos are such efficent digesters their exhaust is about dry enough to burn.
09-03-2013 07:24 AM
smurphny
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

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Carnivore (and omnivore) poop smells a lot worse than herbavore poop.

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Brad
Have you ever passed by a Vermont dairy farm on a sultry summer day? Breathtaking
09-03-2013 07:22 AM
smurphny
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

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Unless you are buying very expensive organic meat (and maybe not even then) you are buying meat full of anti-biotics and a wide array of growth hormones.
I agree. Beef, Chicken, etc. are highly laced with all kinds of compounds inserted along the way. Not only is modern mass-market food scary in this aspect but it is also bland and tasteless. Sorry for throwing this thread off track.
09-03-2013 04:43 AM
Bene505
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

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It's interesting to think why cow poop is less yucky than hu-poop.
Carnivore (and omnivore) poop smells a lot worse than herbavore poop.

Regards,
Brad
09-02-2013 09:55 PM
boatpoker
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

Unless you are buying very expensive organic meat (and maybe not even then) you are buying meat full of anti-biotics and a wide array of growth hormones.
09-02-2013 09:39 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

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..... It's interesting to think why cow poop is less yucky than hu-poop....
Different bacterias for starters, human being nastier. More important are different diets. Human waste containes the cocktail of chemicals from ordinary grocery shelf items. You know, those ingredients we can't even pronounce. Not to mention pharmaceuticals.
09-02-2013 12:09 PM
smurphny
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

The compost disseminates and sinks pretty quickly when sent overboard and is unlikely to float 3 miles into shore. It contains no chemicals, only coconut coir and decomposing poop and paper, so is little different than a direct discharge head. It can also be easily stored in a 5 gallon spackle bucket and unlike usual holding tank storage, has no tendency smell badly. I agree that putting it in a dumpster is a little yucky and so will wait to discard when beyond the dumping limit.

Some people use this kind of compost in their gardens I think I'll continue to get my gardening supplies at the store or from the local dairy farm. It's interesting to think why cow poop is less yucky than hu-poop.

My built-in has a panel that can be slid out of the way after sitting so the user does not have to look down into the scary depths of the bucket. Actually once the stirring rod turns the stuff over, it just looks like a bucket full of peat moss and has about the same kind of odor. It's really not disgusting like one of the chem toilets or an open pit hiking trail toilet. Nonetheless, those of faint heart may be initially intimidated.
09-02-2013 09:01 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

I'm not a big fan of composters, but acknowledge they have their place. My biggest issue is having guests use them properly or want to use them at all. Making a deposit on top of the last guys deposit would not make some happy. Kind of outhouse-like.

Dumping a composter offshore was something I had not considered. The debate usually ends up with he partially composted waste in a dumpster. Yuk.

When you dump offshore, does the compost float? As I've posted many times, I find the 3 mile offshore NDZ laws to be ridiculous for small recreational boaters. However, if the compost is going to float in a mass onto shore, as opposed to instantly dilute into trillions of gallons of water, I would feel differently.
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