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Old 25-01-2015, 15:14   #31
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

Cherry bomb over the side!
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Old 25-01-2015, 15:22   #32
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

Next time, start your engines!!!
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Old 25-01-2015, 15:29   #33
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Cherry bomb over the side!

+ 1000.

If no cherry bombs available, just bang a couple of good sized rocks together underwater.
That'll get their attention pretty fast, if their ears still work.
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Old 25-01-2015, 16:47   #34
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

Come on guys, you can't start dropping bombs over the side or starting the engine to try to chop someone up. That's how YOU end up in prison!
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Old 25-01-2015, 17:00   #35
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

Well, if you have a few bucks to spend....

Underwater Camera with Live Video Feed | Attach to Boathook

Or even this! Underwater Camera with Live Video Feed | Mini-Submarine

Miniature Torpedoes Now, these might take a little bit of work to get running properly again, but man... Think of the possibilities! A few cherry bombs cleverly re-purposed as war heads, mount on the mini-sub, and Voila!
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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.
This reminds me of the time I helped a friend replace his furnace. We found out that the city trash haulers received a reward for turning homeowners in when a major appliance was on the curb. If no permit or union installer was hired the homeowner got the shake-down.

In this case, the cost/benefit ratio compared to going after farm run-off or municipal abuse begs the question- what are they wasting time & effort for? My CG sticker on the port side says I am legal. Without due process or probable cause they have no ground to stand on. Only the CG can inspect you without permission.

If you could definitively know who the culprit is, haul & send them the bill.
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Come on guys, you can't start dropping bombs over the side or starting the engine to try to chop someone up. That's how YOU end up in prison!
Just curious, do you check for stealth divers before starting your engine on any given day at the marina?

I don't think many of us do!
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

Nothing like a good mystery but regardless of having someone on a schedule for cleaning your hull I find it difficult to comprehend you would not know approximately when that would take place.Even if I thought it was my diver I could not sit in my boat without trying to track down the diver to enquire all was well or what was going on at the time .
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Old 26-01-2015, 02:53   #39
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Well, if you have a few bucks to spend....

Underwater Camera with Live Video Feed | Attach to Boathook

Or even this! Underwater Camera with Live Video Feed | Mini-Submarine

Miniature Torpedoes Now, these might take a little bit of work to get running properly again, but man... Think of the possibilities! A few cherry bombs cleverly re-purposed as war heads, mount on the mini-sub, and Voila!
A much cheaper option Submersible cameras - CCTV Cameras
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Come on guys, you can't start dropping bombs over the side or starting the engine to try to chop someone up. That's how YOU end up in prison!
Of course I can start my engines. I do not check for divers under my boat before I start the engines and I doubt anyone does. Anybody who would dive on an occupied boat without informing the occupants is an idiot. Anyone who dives on an unoccupied boat without leaving some hint or evidence on the dock isn't very smart either.

Hopefully, this diver would head straight for the bottom when he/she heard the engines start. Also, hopefully, this diver would learn not to mess with someones boat without asking permission.

That said, there are things in this post that don't seem quite right. Why would the government hire divers to inspect boats and inform the marinas of possible violations? If the government divers found violations, it would seem they would report to the government who would then take action against the boats owner. But, having poop on a thruhull is not a violation. Discharging waste is. Unless they can prove that the boat owner discharged waste in a protected area, there is no violation.
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

How much would a fine be if you did discharge?

It could be worth opening up your holding tank discharge valve to teach the diver a lesson

Just make sure you are 100% certain that you had not booked a diver to clean the hull or change anodes
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Well, okay... But those lack a certain je ne sais quoi, non?
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

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How much would a fine be if you did discharge?

It could be worth opening up your holding tank discharge valve to teach the diver a lesson

Just make sure you are 100% certain that you had not booked a diver to clean the hull or change anodes
I think a bag full of Baby Ruth's over the side would be absolutely hilarious!!!

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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

If any of you believe the Port of San Diego is putting divers in the water to randomly check the 8000 boats berthed under their jurisdiction for illegal waste discharges, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

I've got a question for you Matt. Would it be considered rude to start your engine when a diver us working on a boat several boat lengths away? I did last week and got a disgruntled look from a diver on the next fairway when he got out of the water.
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