It's great to be nice to the ocean but you have to deal with the gunk in the bilge
. Pads soak up most of the oil
in the bilge
, soap keeps the sheen down. Still you pump crap into the water
. It sucks.
I found it very frustrating this year trying to dispose of oily stuff from a blown up engine replacement. Land nearby was only 10' from the water so what good did it do to dump something there? I hauled bilge water in 5ga buckets out into the middle of the lake and dumped it. Pads go into regular trash around here. Oil
is picked up, I think. Big batteries go into the trash, no recycling.
Beyond all that, the big and little fishies under the boat seemed to cope.