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Old 18-10-2011, 10:20   #1
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Living Aboard on the Columbia River in Winter

Were headed into our second winter living aboard (AKA recreating lots) as the law does not really allow liviaboards but there are several boats that do. Soon the marina will close the pumpouts and they actually recomend going out in to the current and dumping sence it may be below freezing at night and there outside water is turned off. There's no portable pumpout services availiable within 200+ miles and 4 locks down stream and we don't own a portable dock pumpout. I have ask the WA state's official group that promotes pumping out what they would do and was given no answer at all and at there booth at the Seattle boat shows the same group acted as if we were not in the same state sence we are not on salt water. The winter sailing here is awsome and as snow skiers we like the fresh air with no alergic pollen and dust.
Any ideas?????? that is affordable??
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Re: Living Aboard on the Columbia River in Winter

Composting head???
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Old 18-10-2011, 11:12   #3
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Composting head???
Last time I checked they cost as much as a portable pumpout unit.
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Re: Living Aboard on the Columbia River in Winter

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Last time I checked they cost as much as a portable pumpout unit.
There you go, two options.
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Re: Living Aboard on the Columbia River in Winter

I guess that makes 3 options oe is free and the other cost$
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Re: Living Aboard on the Columbia River in Winter

Sorry, I thought you were looking for options so you didn't have to dump in the river. I don't know for sure, but the dumping in the river option could be more expensive than either of the other two.
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Re: Living Aboard on the Columbia River in Winter

I live on the Columbia and use an incinolet toilet, but have decided to go to a type II MSD with conventional marine toilets. People that dump sewage and other things are why it's hard to find a liveaboard spot. Columbia County doesn't even want grey water. Instead of getting better, it will become much worse. I live on a military disability pension and other small income that is enough to allow me to liveaboard. I don't dump sewage, why do you?
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Good answer Lepke. This is really a "justify my poor, selfish practice" thread, not an advice thread. Hopefully the local water cops will catch the OP in the act and solve the issue.

Having seen the majesty of your home waters, it's a shame anyone would dump into the water in our modern world.
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