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Old 23-01-2015, 13:50   #16
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

What marina are you in? I would certainly be upset too, and will ask around at our marina- Chula Vista.
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Old 23-01-2015, 14:23   #17
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

If I heard someone scraping on my boat without authorization I would definitely start my engines. I wouldn't put them in gear. If I could Identify the culprit I would want compensation for anti fouling paint that was removed.
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Thanks for the links FlyingCloud.
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Old 23-01-2015, 21:39   #19
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I am guessing it is one of your local Environmental Groups, self appointed to solve the worlds problems.

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If I heard someone scraping on my boat without authorization I would definitely start my engines. I wouldn't put them in gear. If I could Identify the culprit I would want compensation for anti fouling paint that was removed.
My point about putting the boat in gear and leaving was to scare the crap out of whoever was messing with my boat without my permission. I would expect him (or her) to make a quick dive to the bottom but learn something from the ordeal.
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I'm from a far off land where such actions just don't happen so I can't really comment; however

It is offensive

One wouldn't let a stranger walk around one's house uninvited poking and prying at the windows boors or vents.

Guess there won't be a next time but have some nets ready to catch the bugga on the grounds he may be trying to sink you boat.
That sort of thing would not happen in Aus because living onboard is mostly illegal, so instead they officialdom stay on the surface looking for potential live aboard's to fine.

I say start the motor and cast off. Maybe it was just fish if nonone had told you they would be diving under the boat or there was no dive flag floating nearby.
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Last week we heard a diver under our boat for over 30 minutes. It sounded like he was reaming out all the thru hulls. We could hear him running what sounded like files and screwdrivers in and out of the underwater thru hulls. We just assumed it was our regularly scheduled and very efficient hull cleaner.
By the way, did you confirm with your hull cleaner that it was NOT him during the incident that you overheard? It does not take 30 minutes to look for poop on thru hulls, and it does not require scraping.

If they touch your boat at all I would think there would be all sorts of liability issues that local government would not want to entertain. Poking things into thru hulls of random unidentified boats is just asking for trouble...everything from electrocution to breaking the fixture and sinking the vessel. If they're looking for sh!t, they could well find themselves immersed in it.
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I can't see some civilian "poo vigilante" doing this, then actually impersonating a government official (or contractor) in contacting the marina and even visiting your boat. That would be totally nuts. Are you sure you got the name of who he said he was working for right? Did you ask for identification or something demonstrating his authority? Maybe the diver, pretty certainly a private contractor, isn't totally clear on who hired his company. Who knows.
Oh hell yea I can see this.... Exactly the crap that happens in CA Suijin...
Exactly as FC proposes below...


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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

Maybe the port divers should start by inspecting the thru hull/skin fitting on this guy....
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...........If they touch your boat at all I would think there would be all sorts of liability issues that local government would not want to entertain. ............ .
Governments have made themselves pretty much immune to liability claims.
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Maybe the port divers should start by inspecting the thru hull/skin fitting on this guy....
Now there's a not-so-subtle dose of "perspective" for ya!
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I find the whole thing very offensive
definitely offensive. so who pays for this stealth diver? the state of california? the city of san diego? it figures .. probably a bunch of hyperactive and self righteous politicians
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Update - It was VIGILANTE diver

Marina officials now tell me that all the divers who work on boat bottoms are "authorized" and "encouraged" to report boats that may be violating the regulations about pumping waste over the side.

The divers are to report their suspicions to the marina office.

It was not our regular diver but the marina "did not remember" who the diver was or who he worked for.

I wonder what form the "encouragement" takes?

In the future I will check the credentials of every diver I hear or see under our boat.
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Marina officials now tell me that all the divers who work on boat bottoms are "authorized" and "encouraged" to report boats that may be violating the regulations about pumping waste over the side.

The divers are to report their suspicions to the marina office.

It was not our regular diver but the marina "did not remember" who the diver was or who he worked for.

I wonder what form the "encouragement" takes?

In the future I will check the credentials of every diver I hear or see under our boat.
"aurthozied" to report violations, what a worthless statement! Everyone in the world is authorized to report stuff.

This whole story just smells!
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