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Old 31-10-2009, 18:40   #16
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On long passages where the water is over 1,000 meters deep we chuck everything except plastic and non-bodegradables.
We sink bottles and cans - homes for crabs etc till they degrade.
Cardboard and paper go over but keep plastic coated papers etc.

We are lucky we have a big lazaretted in the stern that fits all the plastic etc. We keep film chocolate wrappers etc as they are plastic etc.

Near pristine islands we are not usually away for that long between trash disposal so its easy to keep and store on board.

Near pristine islands we do not throw fish scraps in as this could attract sharks etc. Some places in the Pacific even the reef sharks are getting aggressive near boats and we love swimming off the back of ours


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Old 01-11-2009, 05:58   #17
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:02   #18
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When we bought EAGEA I thought the stupidest thing on board was the trash compacter. I now believe it's on of the best things on board. We are rarely away from a disposal site for more than a week or two but we can easily keep a weeks worth of garbage in one bag that ends up in an 18 inch cube. Put that in a plastic bag and I can see going a month without pitching anything that is not biodegradable overboard.

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Old 01-11-2009, 08:15   #19
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Re what MarkJ said - have just seen a youtube vid showing cruising people feeding sharks in Chagos anchorage. They thought it was funny ....

Well, good or bad, but definitely changed the way these animals behaved before a bunch of happy-go-lucky cruisers came to that place. Very sad.

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Re what MarkJ said - have just seen a youtube vid showing cruising people feeding sharks in Chagos anchorage. They thought it was funny ....

Well, good or bad, but definitely changed the way these animals behaved before a bunch of happy-go-lucky cruisers came to that place. Very sad.

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The marina I am living in has a problem with the sport fish guys feeding their old bait to the alligators. Signs all over the place telling people not to do yet they think it is fun. Does not do much for the folks who have lost their dogs. We need to take responsibility and think about that stuff. I for one do not enjoy being watched by a gator while i am working on my boat, just creepy. Hope i never fall in

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Old 01-11-2009, 13:45   #21
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You guys bring up a very good point concerning sharks looks at boats as sources of food. Until we get the cruise liners from not dumping food, however, what is the point? Your cut bait is probably a tiny fraction of the tons of food that the cruise liners throw in. Now this could explain why we catch sharks every time we fish from the boat or dingy- about twice as much as any other species. And we don't do the garbage thing...our trips are too short.
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Been told you can take used oil, plastic, glass, and cans in your dinghy to a suitable and isolated beach with a offshore breeze and burn it all in a deep pit in the sand along with any other garbage you find on the beach that washed up. Start the fire with driftwood and oil soaked rags and get it really hot before adding plastic.I've also toyed with the idea of building an incinerator out of 1/4 inch steel.
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I love to fly fish..It use to be that 99 % of the trash on river banks could be easily traced to bait fisherman...as chironomid fishing has converted over 50% of bait fisherman to fly fishing to some degree or another even if only shortly I can no longer claim this and it chaps my rear in major frustration.
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have just seen a youtube vid showing cruising people feeding sharks in Chagos anchorage. They thought it was funny....
Much like the freakin', brain-dead, idiots who live in the Colorado mountains, and think it is fun to feed the "cute" black bears, but who then expect someone to come and save them when said bear claws its way through their door looking for food.

Never ceases to amaze me how damned dumb some people can be.
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