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Old 08-03-2015, 13:17   #76
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Oh Lord........ at least forget the funny jig before doing the nasty........
I leave funny jigs to the others... its for the pirate flag brigade..
and I could never ever bring myself to do the 'Racing Dump' in an anchorage which seems so popular with some of the Northern Mainlanders.. there's some real gross ba$turds out there..
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Old 08-03-2015, 13:28   #77
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I leave funny jigs to the others... its for the pirate flag brigade..
and I could never ever bring myself to do the 'Racing Dump' in an anchorage which seems so popular with some of the Northern Mainlanders.. there's some real gross ba$turds out there..
The racing dump. Havent seen that in a long while...
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Old 08-03-2015, 15:21   #78
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Re: Holding Tank in Spain - a Must Have?

There are the rules:-

"Spain has holding tank requirements which together with their pollution legislation, essentially mean that vessels cannot discharge untreated sewage within Spanish territorial waters (12 nautical miles). "

And the practice:-

1) Nobody has ever asked or checked whether I have a holding tank or not.

2) I have never seen a pump out actually used in Spain. (Indeed I have been tied up for three days during an August weekend at a big marina completely blocking access to the only pump out facility and no one was in the slightest inconvenienced.)

3) The fish will gobble it in no time at all. So if you are reasonable (i.e. don't discharge in a small anchorage during the day when people are swimming next to your boat), you are very unlikely to get into trouble.

4) Marinas in Spain are well equipped with toilet and shower blocks. So no need to cr*p into a marina.
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You mean, when you are on anchor on a nice small cove with other boats do you just **** on the water where others are taking bath?

That is the kind of thing that can ban yachts from anchoring near public beaches, as it is often the case.

What you would think if users of a public beech just went to the water and **** there whenever they have the need?

I believe it's what everyone does , I haven't seen a functional pump,out in France , Spain or Portugal


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I believe it's what everyone does , I haven't seen a functional pump,out in France , Spain or Portugal
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I never used a pumping station and I use the black water tank always when I am at an anchorage or marina. Like most I empty the black water tank offshore.
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I wonder why you assume I have not been there:
Apologies, getting you mixed up with another poster.
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I never used a pumping station and I use the black water tank always when I am at an anchorage or marina. Like most I empty the black water tank offshore.


Your poop can mix with that of the fish and marine mammals. Away from other boaters, swimmers and homeowners. Nature will take care of it.
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Yeah well... you have the FDA..
and they'll say anything to boost Pharmacutical sales by spreadung paranoia..
Take this to feel better.. but.. it could blind you, destroy your kidneys and liver, heart failure etc... but you'll be okay for a bike ride...:biggri n:
The sea's a boogered not because of sailors poop.. or even their AF.. its the frickin toxins sold by Monsanto, ICI etc for agriculture which then wash off into streams, rivers etc..
But.. for a some on here that'd affect their stocks n shares quite likely so... push the blame elsewhere..
Rising Asthma etc is still used to beat up the smoker.. despite falling sales.. funny no ones concerned about the black particles floating out of motor exhausts into the faces of kids in trendy buggies at exhaust level.. great for Mom n Dads fashion cred.. but a pretty crappy life for the kid.. and pretty crappy for adults to.. but hell.. we grew up in clean air so are more able to deal with it.
But no... lets stay petty.. more profits..
Sheeesshhhh...
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I'm not going to stay away as a favor to you or anyone. I have no desire to go there and plenty to see on my side of the ocean.

If you choose to come here, just be aware that there are laws for boat sanitary systems and they are enforced. Your boat can be boarded by armed officers and the sanitary system can be inspected. There are some pretty big fines for non-compliance.
That's why I'll continue to cruise where common sense prevails, in pristine waters and far away from the poop police. The mullets and I will be smiling later today when I flush.
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That's why I'll continue to cruise where common sense prevails, in pristine waters and far away from the poop police. The mullets and I will be smiling later today when I flush.
I think you and I need to have a talk about the smiling Mullet ........

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Smiling because we're in a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship. Neither of us listening or caring at all what the greenies think about us.
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Smiling because we're in a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship. Neither of us listening or caring at all what the greenies think about us.
Guess it saves on a bag of fishfood.........


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Re: Holding Tank in Spain - a Must Have?

Funny thread - thanks for the chuckles guys.

Like others have said in practice pump outs dont happen (even in Turkey barring Gocek) and yet the water looks at least cleaner than anywhere ive sailed.
Been in french marinas for months at a time and hardly ever seen the pump out stations used which meant when i dropped my best fishing rod over the side while berthed and had to swim down to get it out of the "mud" I felt the need to cleanse my mouth with a few shots of rum afterwards...

Sailing proverb - If the fish are fat and the marina toilets are closed dont swim in the marina
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I'm thankful for this thread as I now know what those fat fish are. Mullet--didn't know that before!
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