Originally Posted by shufti
Just a question about the 'no detergent' policy - when I fill up I always have a pump-pressure sprayer full of CT18 bilge cleaner and water. Occasionally I'll get a fuuel surge back up the filler pipe and spray a bit of diesel around my boat and into the water. Are you saying I'd be acting illegally in the USA if I sprayed a quick spurt onto the diesel? How are you supposed to clean a gunnel etc in this situation?
I suppose you are supposed to call the USCG immediately, not use any soaps, wipe up any oil not in the water with rags, setup an oil containment float boom device around the entire boat, put into the water oil absorption sheets, wait for the hazmat team of investigators, you may be issued a citation and fine, apologize profusely, be extremely cooperative because you have committed a crime..
Would these be useful?