Originally Posted by Jsta_Rebel
I hate chemicals especially being washed into my ocean. I wish you luck!
The Coastguard hates that too. Washing oil
and grime into the bilge and then pumping it out with the bilge pump
would count as an illegal discharge. From the Marpol label :
1. It is a crime to negligently or knowingly discharge a “harmful quantity” of oil into US waters.
2. Failing to report an oil spill
to the government
is also a crime. Any “person in charge” on a vessel that has discharged oil must immediately report the spill to the National Response Center.
PENALTIES FOR INDIVIDUALS: Individuals who fail to notify the federal government
about an oil spill
or discharge can be fined up to $200,000 or up to twice the gross gain or loss and may be imprisoned for up to 5 years.
A negligent violation of the Clean Water Act is a misdemeanor and can result in up to one year in prison.
A knowing failure to report a spill or a leak is a felony and can result in up to 5 years in prison.
So your best bet by far is to remove the grime with a little detergent spray, and some elbow
grease. Rags work really well, or a brush. Make sure you soak up any runoff.
I cleaned my entire Jaguar
V12 with some Windex, some rags, and some elbow