Originally Posted by CoralReefer
So exactly what is it about proof of pump
outs? How often are pump
outs required, just when full? Jeeze
I don't understand your objection.
If I move a boat
from Ft Lauderdale FL to Norfolk VA and get stopped by USCG in or near Thimble Shoal channel, Y-valve to holding tank
but not yet locked, a picture of our plotter offshore
can turn a citation into a reminder to take care of securing the valve.
For that matter, for someone cruising the Florida Keys
who is going outside anyway, why not snap a picture of the plotter when offshore and dumping the holding tank--legally--underway instead of diverting and delaying to a pump-out facility? Again, if stopped by FL FWC you can show that you have been offshore.
Neither is proof you aren't pumping overboard
inshore, but then neither is a pump-out receipt.