Boat Green: 50 Steps Boaters Can Take to Save Our Waters

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New Society Publishers, Oct 18, 2013 - House & Home - 224 pages
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Contents

How to Use This Book
1
What Does It Mean to Boat Green?
5
The Health of Our Oceans
9
The Health of Our Wetlands Rivers Streams and Lakes
15
Boat Green and Global Warming
21
One Boater Can Make a Difference
29
Make Sure Your Vessel Complies with Coast Guard Regulations
33
Maintain Situational Awareness
39
On Dock Off Grid
129
Keep Your Batteries Going and Going and Going
133
Best Boatyard Practices
137
Bilge Busting
141
Bottoms Up
145
Recipes for a Clean Boat
149
Skirt Your Boat
153
Use a Dustless Sander
155

A Personal Vision of Protecting Our Waters
43
Operating Your Vessel
45
Fill er Up
47
Oil Spill Reporting and Prevention
51
Use Biodiesel
59
Use Ethanol
65
Different Strokes for Different Boats
69
Electrify Your Boating Experience
73
Use Your Head to Protect Our Waters
77
Use a Pumpout Facility Whenever Possible
83
A Gray Area of Protecting Our Waters
87
Prevent Onboard Fires
91
Use Radar Prudently
97
Recycle Underway
99
For the Upkeepand Maintenance ofYour Vessel
103
Let Your Engine and the Environment Breathe
105
A Boat Green Oil Change
107
Boat Green with that Green Liquidin Your Engine
109
Keep Your Engine in Top Shape
113
Use Solar Power
117
Running with the Wind
125
For the Enjoyment and Protection of Our Waters
157
Boating on Environmental Credit
159
Enjoy Safe Encounters with Marine Mammals
163
Boat Green with Pets
167
Protect the Waters Bottom
171
Leave No Wake No Trace Behind
175
Chart a Course to Boat Green
181
In Your Community
183
Form an Environmental Committee within Your Club
185
Host a Boat Green Event
187
Adopt a Waterway
191
Work with Your Local Marina
195
Get Involved with Boating and Environmental Issues
199
Teach Children the Value of Boat Green
203
Go Online to Boat Green
207
Join an Organization Working for the Marine Environment
211
Pass Along Your Boat Green Tips
215
Endnotes
217
Index
219
About the Author
227
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Clyde W. Ford is Executive Director of the Ecomarine Institute in Bellingham, Washington. The award-winning author of five fiction and four nonfiction books, he is a much sought after public speaker who has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Clyde enjoys cruising and writing aboard his single engine biodiesel trawler.

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