Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-09-2016, 11:47   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 4
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

Jackheape... Composting toilet? I've vaguely heard of them but not sure how one would work on a boat. Especially an itty-bitty one with three people.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________

__________________
hipcatticus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 11:48   #17
Registered User
 
leftbrainstuff's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: San Francisco and Australia
Boat: Liberty 458
Posts: 1,866
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

Active captain or on your electronic charts.

The actual number of accessible and working pumpout stations is likely to be less.

Sent from my SM-N900T using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________

__________________
leftbrainstuff is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 12:41   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The Netherlands
Boat: Victoire 1122
Posts: 70
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dockhead View Post
Indeed, but I've never seen a pumpout station being used in the Netherlands. Does anyone in fact use them?
Sssssst!
__________________
Horus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 13:05   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mediterranean
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 50
Posts: 264
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

Pump out in the Med? Forget it.
__________________
how long has this been going on and why wasn't I told about it earlier.....
lordgeoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 15:36   #20
Registered User

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Cape Cora, Fl
Boat: 2002 Novatec 42 Sundeck Trawler
Posts: 76
Images: 1
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

Use Active Captian
You can always call ahead to make sure there equipment is working and check current price. But it will give you info on marinas and services.
__________________
Panacea2183 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 17:29   #21
Senior Cruiser
 
FSMike's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bahamas/Florida
Boat: Solaris Sunstar 36' catamaran
Posts: 2,650
Images: 5
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hipcatticus View Post
Jackheape... Composting toilet? I've vaguely heard of them but not sure how one would work on a boat. Especially an itty-bitty one with three people.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
They work very well on a boat, we've got one on our cat.
Usually the only thing that might prevent installation is the footprint needed to install.
Google marine composting heads.
__________________
Sail Fast Live Slow
FSMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 22:19   #22
Registered User
 
svgypsyqueen's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 8
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

https://activecaptain.com

Active captain

This is where it's at for current up to date information. Or at least you can see when the last time the info was updated and there's comments from other boaters right in it so you will know if it's good service or has become one of those abandoned features of the marina. And you have the ability to add your own review of facilities based on your experience.
Good luck!
__________________
"A tourist remains an outsider throughout his visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from the moment he arrives." -Anne Davison
svgypsyqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2016, 04:29   #23
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: [S]Hamble (Spring and Fall)[/S], Cowes (Winter), Baltic (Summer) (the boat!); somewhere in the air (me!)
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 17,231
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Horus View Post
Sssssst!
LOL. I thought so.

I've only ever seen pumpout stations used much in the U.S. (where you have the dreaded Potty Police dumping dye in your toilets while holding you at gunpoint), Sweden, and Finland. Everywhere else it seems people just discharge directly overboard, although considerate people might use their black water tanks in harbors or near places where people may be swimming.

In the UK, you are officially allowed to discharge directly overboard except in harbors and near beaches.

In the Netherlands, I would think that it would be sensible to use the tanks and pump out in the Ijsselmeer, which is a closed and shallow body of water -- very different from discharging into the North Sea with strong tidal flushing -- but I don't think anyone does.
__________________
Dockhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2016, 16:30   #24
Registered User
 
rwidman's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Charleston, SC
Boat: Camano Troll
Posts: 3,873
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

Unless I'm missing something, Active Captain doesn't have a list of pumpouts. Yes, you can look up every marina in a location and see if they have a pumpout, but that's a bit inconvenient to say the least.
__________________
Ron
HIGH COTTON
Sent from my laptop using Windows 7
rwidman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 06:45   #25
Registered User
 
CaptTom's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Southern Maine
Boat: Prairie 36 Coastal Cruiser
Posts: 701
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rwidman View Post
Unless I'm missing something, Active Captain doesn't have a list of pumpouts. Yes, you can look up every marina in a location and see if they have a pumpout, but that's a bit inconvenient to say the least.
Thank you. I've been told that I'm one of the few AC users who actually would like to be able to filter on individual fields like that. And that nobody else ever complains about what a pain it is to have to click on each marina in an area, then hunt around for that one piece of data I care about.

Now there are two of us. Maybe if more spoke up...
__________________
CaptTom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 06:58   #26
Marine Service Provider
 
newhaul's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: puget sound washington
Boat: 1968 Islander bahama 24 hull 182
Posts: 2,731
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

OK here is what I found with a quick Google for marine pump out locations
RV dump locations for United States of America
__________________
Non illigitamus carborundum
newhaul is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 08:30   #27
Registered User
 
ranger42c's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Maryland, USA
Boat: 42' Sportfish
Posts: 2,542
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptTom View Post
Thank you. I've been told that I'm one of the few AC users who actually would like to be able to filter on individual fields like that. And that nobody else ever complains about what a pain it is to have to click on each marina in an area, then hunt around for that one piece of data I care about.

Now there are two of us. Maybe if more spoke up...

I'm another.

I've emailed with Jeff about filtering -- I'd like to be able to filter on marinas with swimming pools, for instance -- but he prefers to let the follow-on integrators do the filtering. Like any app or machine or software that incorporates AC data. (Think I've accurately said what he means.)

Which solves exactly nothing, because the follow-on integrators won't even think of it.

Unless somebody reading threads like this takes it to heart, and really makes an app. DumpKing? Whatever...

It occurs to me my answer to the swimming pool thing was to revert to the MarineLife database. And they may have pump-outs in there, too...

-Chris
__________________
Selby Bay, South River, Chesapeake Bay, USA.
ranger42c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 11:31   #28
Registered User
 
CaptTom's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Southern Maine
Boat: Prairie 36 Coastal Cruiser
Posts: 701
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

I've noticed that nobody is doing web page development any more. The glory and the money are in apps nowadays. Even apps that do nothing but display data from an existing web page.

I suspect, and it's only a suspicion, that something similar is going on with AC. There's been no significant development I can see on the web site. I read lots of e-mails and forum postings about all the great new hardware that incorporates AC data.

None of that helps me. My 3-year-old chartplotter is listed as a "legacy" device by Garmin and isn't getting any updates, so even though the SD card contains AC data, put there by the Garmin HomePort app, I can't see it on my chartplotter. I'm not spending $1K to upgrade to a new model just to display that data.

Another suspicion is that the hardware manufacturers are "checking the box" by showing AC data on the screen. And then moving on to the next new thing. I strongly doubt they'll be motivated to make that data easy to access, easy to update, and certainly not easy to filter. Especially if that function isn't even important enough to implement on the AC web site!
__________________
CaptTom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 11:55   #29
Writing Full-Time Since 2014
 
thinwater's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Boat: PDQ Altair, 32/34
Posts: 3,784
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hipcatticus View Post
How do you find pump out stations without calling several marinas at random? Is there an app? I'm a recent live aboard sailor, doing this on a shoestring budget. We anchor out, marinas are too expensive for us, and not all marinas have on site stations. We could practice Google Fu and call all over, but that takes up a lot of data and that's limited, too. Suggestions?

Also, I totally understand that outside the three mile limit, we can dump in the sea, and that will be an option as well, as soon as we figure out how. As I said, recent liveaboards. Very recent. As of today, we can celebrate our first week.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
If you add your location to your profile, the quality of answers will improve, particularly for local questions like this.

Same thing with boat info, when it comes time for a boat question.

We'd love to help, but we need info.
__________________
Gear Testing--Engineering--Sailing
https://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-book-store.html
"Keeping a Cruising Boat for Peanuts"
"Faster Cruising for the Coastal Sailor"
thinwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 13:57   #30
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 10
Re: Pump out stations - is there an app to find them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by newhaul View Post
OK here is what I found with a quick Google for marine pump out locations
RV dump locations for United States of America
Quite excellent!

One in Florida

None in Massachusetts

Hell of a resource
__________________

__________________
Wood is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Handrails - remove them all together or keep them? Danibug Construction, Maintenance & Refit 55 23-07-2013 19:50
Dead Batteries -- Blast Them or Coddle Them? Dockhead Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 36 02-06-2012 17:07
Dreams - make them good and make them big. anjou Construction, Maintenance & Refit 53 15-04-2012 11:46
GRIB Files: Getting them and Reading them Tspringer Navigation 17 31-01-2011 01:00
LOVE THEM OR LEAVE THEM? Keegan General Sailing Forum 29 28-11-2007 19:24


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:07.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.