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Old 05-17-2018, 06:36 AM   #21
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And, what we eat breaks down to "muck" too. So,is it ok to pump that "muck" straight out too?
Only if it is sterilized first.

My Lectrasan is perfect and legal to discharge nutrient rich muck, as much as we can possibly generate, but I can not discharge tiny ground up bits of food. The logic escapes me.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:47 AM   #22
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Only if it is sterilized first.

My Lectrasan is perfect and legal to discharge nutrient rich muck, as much as we can possibly generate, but I can not discharge tiny ground up bits of food. The logic escapes me.
What (or how) do you treat those bits of food with?
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:54 AM   #23
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What (or how) do you treat those bits of food with?
Bits of food are not loaded with E coli. Food is not sewage. Ground up tiny bits of food waste is not going to waste in the water, there are creatures that will eat it. People can legally chum too.

Society has no practical alternative when dealing with sewage than to dump massive amounts in the water.
How many billions of gallon of partially treated sewage do we discharge daily?
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/pa...412-story.html

So much for the idea of 'clean water'. This is a worldwide issue.

The sea life though loves to eat all that waste, they gorge on it, but it does kill reefs since it grows a lot of brown algae that smothers the reef. That waste includes much food disposal waste from kitchen sinks along with human sewage, oils, shampoo, drugs, chemicals, hormones.
http://www.slate.com/articles/health...e_beaches.html
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Apparently with our current government, you can throw anything, anywhere, anytime.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:14 AM   #25
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Only if it is sterilized first.

My Lectrasan is perfect and legal to discharge nutrient rich muck, as much as we can possibly generate, but I can not discharge tiny ground up bits of food. The logic escapes me.
Actually you can discharge the ground up food as long as you put it through your Lectrasan and as long as you're not in a no discharge zone. Or route the disposal waste to your holding tank.
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:39 AM   #26
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There is a way to legally use a disposal, simply pass the outflow through a screen, that will separate the water from the ground bits. Then dump the bits into the garbage. A disposal will compact all of it so you will be saving a lot of space. I watched some videos where they did that to view the ground up bits a disposal creates. So a garbage bin could be lined with a screen and used for the output of a disposal . What I don't know is if such an design would clog itself, probable depends on the density of the ground bits.

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I hope that all this dumping is reserved for offshore not inshore boating.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:34 AM   #28
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If you can carry it onto the boat why not carry it off?
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:30 PM   #29
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Do you have a garbage disposal on your boat?

Interesting thread... I just took ours out a few weeks ago, citing, “Why the hell would you put a disposal on a boat when you can just toss it over?” Besides, it opened up a ton of space under the sink. Anyway, our marina has a free table. After I pulled it out I placed it on said table. The next day, the dockmaster, not knowing it was mine, joked with me that the free table was for marine stuff and someone had put a damn household disposal on it. We joked when I admitted it was me and it was actually from our boat. Still, he had the same attitude I did. Why? Now I know, I guess. I do have no guilt in it (until today) especially since there are plenty of boats that people live on that never go to the pumpout dock.
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:53 PM   #30
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We also have one and just replaced it with the galley Remodel, don’t use it much if at all normally but I could certainly see using it to dispose of food waste when offshore versus trash. To the point of nothing overboard that would make dishwashers also a no-go within 3 miles?
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