Put the "ing" in your Boating

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man-throwing-coffee-overboardDonna sent us a question: “I’ve begun to realize that boating is a “spectator sport”.

There’s nothing to do when you’re anchored/moored but to watch how our boaters go about their business.

My husband feels it’s OK to dump the coffee grounds overboard and rinse the pot.

He says that at least we’re not pouring bacon grease (major faux pas). Is this kosher behaviour?

Throwing anything overboard
is not environmentally friendly.

recycle-binsAll boaters are encouraged to bring back whatever they take out. Keep all trash onboard including food waste, cigarette butts, fishing line, plastic glass, metal, paper—everything, and dispose of it properly on shore.

Some marinas have multiple receptacles for recycling, composting and garbage. At some, everything goes into one big dumpster. Depending on how “green” you are and your marina is, you may opt to toss it all into their bin, or you may decide to take your recyclables home for regular curbside pickup.

Boaters everywhere should do all they can to protect our waterways so that our grandchildren will be able to experience the boating lifestyle we all enjoy today.

 

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We make a point of taking any recyclables home from the boat, and only use the marina's dumpster for food scraps. This way we know that the recyclables are actually recycled properly. (Saves on $$ for the marina, too.)

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In all m of my years of sailing I was of the belief that crabs and fish ate any food you threw overboard. Of course it goes without saying, you don't practice this in the marina, only over open water.

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No garbage, including galley waste, shall be discharged in Canadian waters.

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I am not really sure how any food waste is going to be harmful in the water. i would never dump anything chemical or unnatural overboard but foodstuffs or fish guts(if i decide to filet a fish and bbq it onboard) go in the water on my boat. Maybe...

I am not really sure how any food waste is going to be harmful in the water. i would never dump anything chemical or unnatural overboard but foodstuffs or fish guts(if i decide to filet a fish and bbq it onboard) go in the water on my boat. Maybe I'm wrong.....I will have to do some research but as far as i know its perfectly legal in Canadian waters

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