Originally Posted by fstbttms
You're a bitter, bitter man, aren't you?
No really I'm not. I am just trying to let you see that you conforming to the law is exactly how all the boatyards
were conforming to the law before they weren't allowed to let the runoff drain away. Then they changed the law which prevented them from doing that while you could go on, stating that you were legal
and the yards were not. But now they will change the law again, outlawing your activities as well. When that is done, you can't say that you comply to the law anymore. In fact, if you would continue cleaning
in the water
, you would be exactly like that yard with the $175k fine that you are so badmouthing now.
What they want is the copper from the anti-fouling
out of the environment
. They took care of the cleaning
activity or so they thought but cleaning in-water had slipped through and they correct that now. That is what I called "to plug
I am not bringing this politically nice and cosy to you, I realize that. But I also know that you are not waiting for that BS either so I just present it bluntly like it is.
For you and your customers it is very simple: just switch to teflon-epoxy paint
that only needs touchups every so many years and the cost savings can be spend on your services to keep it clean by more frequent scrubbing. You win. Until that robot arrives in California
of-course, but at least you now see that coming too.