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Old 03-12-2008, 09:04   #16
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Note that is says "should" and not "shall" when referring to gray water. HUGE difference.
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Old 30-12-2008, 21:11   #17
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We have lived aboard for 4 years. As avid boaters we like to see the water not being polluted. You would not believe the garbage that floats through the marina by less thoughtful people. As for grey water, it goes overboard; but all my soap, including laundry soap, boat cleaner, really everything we use is biodegradable and ecologically friendly. It takes some extra work to find these kind of products but it is worth it. As liveaboards, we like to set a good example. Someday maybe it will be an accepted way of life. - Lake Washington, WA State.
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Old 30-12-2008, 21:18   #18
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I could be wrong but it is my understanding that all laundry soaps, etc. sold in our area is all biodegradable.
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Cal40john,


That wording sounds like a bunch of CYA for the marina.

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Old 01-01-2009, 10:11   #20
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I wasn't aware of any requirement for all laundry soap to be bio... some are clearly labeled. Maybe it is in the "fine" print on others. We mail order our stuff.

BTW, Happy New year...
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:59   #21
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Cal40john,


That wording sounds like a bunch of CYA for the marina.

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The wording in all the links sound like CYA to me. The problem is, not sure you caught it, that the RCW links are Washington State laws. I doubt that particularly in low population density areas they're going to be enforced, but if someone wanted to make trouble for you, you would have to deal with it too.

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Whew...they must be smokin the same thing in Olympia that they do in Annapolis.

Oh wait a second....Our State is doing nothing but "studying" the problem of pollution, decline fish and crab harvests......but let people over fertilize their lawns and Frank Perdue to let his chicken crap dump into the Bay......Our watermen have nearly scraped the Bay Clean of Crabs, Oysters, Blue Fish, Menhaden.....then they Piss and Moan when they say their way of life is threatened by mandatory season closing.

We used to have HUGE areas of SAVs but between the soft clammers and the states' eradication programs of the 60-70s.....most of that is G-O-N-E.

The really sad thing is that we have organizations that say they are For the Bay....but they are nothing more than fundraisers for lawyers.

NO boots on the ground (bottom)

We also get a bunch of Pollution from New York and Pennsyltucky
which goes unpunished
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a few marina-friendly products

regardless of CYA regulations, we like:

for the shower: Dr. Bronner's Magic All-In-One soap (castile soap) Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps All-One!

for the dishes: Dawn Soap (which is what the wildlife rescue centers use to clean the birds after oil spills) Dawn Saving Wildlife: Oil Spill Clean Up

for the deck: Simple Green Simple Green
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:38   #24
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All my sinks and showers go by gravity (just like in the house) into an 80Gal grey water tank in the center of my deep bilge.
I can then pump it over the side or vacume/suck it out from a deck fitting.
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