Originally Posted by DumnMad
............... There are few places in the world where boats are moored in places where tidal currents don't deal very efficiently with mascerated discharge.
I believe you are wrong on that one. Things may be different where you live, but there are many harbors where the water
is somewhat stagnant and just moves up and down with the tide. And of course, there are many places where there is no tide or very little tide.
It would seem pretty rude to dump your sewage overboard
where your boat
neighbor might be swimming or diving
. And the same when passing by a swimming beach or a row of waterfront homes.
I'm not arguing that nature can't take care of human waste but the question is - How much? Back when the Indians were roaming the country and living in teepees, they would walk into the woods and do their business. Nature would take care of it. Now that we have millions of people living in close quarters, that's no longer practical. We have laws and there are reasons for those laws. People smarter than you or me have studied the subject.
I'm not likely to turn you in to the potty police but I hope you can use some common sense when deciding where and when to dump your sewage. The law is a good place to start.