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Old 05-01-2012, 19:50   #1
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pics/drawings of rain catchment systems?

Dear all,
I am looking for concrete examplss of a rain collection set-up for the main. If you have/know any pics/drawing pls let me know! Thanks!
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Re: pics/drawings of rain catchment systems?

can you be more specific! ie do you want to use the sail as the catcher or hang somthing over it,or gutter along the boom?
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Re: pics/drawings of rain catchment systems?

Are you referring to a fresh water collection system or something else?
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Re: pics/drawings of rain catchment systems?

isn't rain by definition fresh water?
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Re: pics/drawings of rain catchment systems?

This would be a catchment system for under way so with the sail as an integral part of it. I realize it will be some sort of canvas over the length of the boom with a nozzle and hose close to the goozeneck but I am just curious how that works out in practice. How do people attach it around the mast/gozeneck? How do people attach it to the end of the boom?
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Re: pics/drawings of rain catchment systems?

I have heard of people incorporating their biminis as rain catchment systems.
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Re: pics/drawings of rain catchment systems?

sorry dont have any pics but,3 ways come to mind.

first all need to have the out flow at the mast under the gooseneck.

1#pvc guttering riveted on either side of the boom.

2# lazy jacks with built in sail pocket/bag.

3# triangular canvas pocket rigged 3 ways to standing rigging and boom kicker,also need to drop sail slightly when a squall comes tp create a bag

have also in the past dropped the topping lift,lowering the end of the boom and dropped sail so can collect water at the mainsheet end.

first two methods are best as dont have to mess with sails!

we have permernently rigged roof with drains over cockpit so catch rain that way
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