"not sure why the electro san isn't allowed in ndz's."
That's easy. Because the laws are written by and for the average idiot, and they have to be kept SIMPLE. ndz means NO discharge, NO debate over what it is, NO debate about how clean it might be. Which is why we sometimes ask "Which half of NO don't you understand? The N or the O ? " Even when it is that simple, there are many folks who just can't figure it out. A truly clever sailor will find a way to bottle it and sell it.<G>
"But then the city isn't going to be fined $10k and have their boat confiscated if they get caught without a proper MSD" Oh, you never know. Onceuponatime I happened to meet a uniformed officer who I knew, in the parking lot of a building. I was coming in, he was going out, we were both parked or parking. And a new outside man had been put in charge of his department, and was changing all the informal tolerance that had worked so well for so long to "by the book" for everyone.
So I asked the man, isn't that one of your cars, parked in the no parking zone, with no red lights on? And he moaned, literally, and said yes, it was the chief's car and please don't do that to him, because he knew the chief had made a big deal out of "no red light, no emergency
, no privileges". I said OK, but the car is parked in a no parking zone, with no red lights, not on call, so you have to ticket it. And if you don't write it up, I have to cite you for misfeasance for failing to do so, don't I?
He smiled a big smile and said yes, he certainly did have to write it up, there was nothing he could do about that because he couldn't risk that misfeasance charge.
Of course we both knew the chief would be pissed, and he'd have the ticket dismissed (maybe) after he had to make an appearance for that. But yes, he was quite happy to write it up.
You may not win friends, you may start a war, but yes, with a little careful dancing I'd bet you CAN get a "city" boat written up for violations, and with a little spin from the local nooze, use that to demonstrate just how arbitrary local enforcement is, and how ridiculous the whole topic is.
Last night our Mayor Bloomberg made an ass of himself on the Letterman Show, insisting that his stalled ban on large sugared drinks wasn't a ban, it was "just portion control". Ahuh. I can buy ten 16-oz drinks but not one 32-ounce drink. Sounds more like a penalty on math skills than portion control. These people need to be stopped. All of them.