The discharge laws in the US have gradually changed and today I would guess that most boats have some type of tank. Many boats that have tanks pump
out directly into the bay anyway. My boat
did not come with a tank and the simple solution was to add a Raritan
wrap around tank. It works great, makes you legal
and uses space that would otherwise be wasted. It can be fixed permanently or used like a porta potty, although if you are willing to dump a porta potty that is a much cheaper solution.
Raritan Engineering | Compact Holding Tanks
Sunday morning I woke up just as a neighbor was coming in from a night sail on his fairly new Catalina 36
. A few minutes later I left the boat
and walked passed some of his crew using the restroom in the bushes no more then 30 meters from a bathroom. I guess that some people would rather live in their filth than walk or pump
out. Frankly I would like to see the CG impound the boats.