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Old 06-12-2014, 14:03   #16
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Re: Rain Collection "Wings"

Very helpful - I shall experiment.

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Old 06-12-2014, 19:10   #17
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Re: Rain Collection "Wings"

We have been using our deck for water collection for decades. it has worked very well. Many times the squalls that bring the rain also bring the wind. Using an awning maybe effected by this breeze. But the water is rarely blown off the deck.

Our deck fill is aft close to the toe rail. Like Ann mentioned we use a towel and just create a curve to direct the water into the fill. The 4 drain holes in the toe rail are plugged with small pieces of tee shirt we cut up and stow under the dodger when not in use. We always give the deck and cabin top a scrub first to get all the dirt and salt off the deck. Once rinsed off divert the water down the fill hole. 70 gallons of water in 14 minutes is our record. Our vent lines are run above deck level in the head. So when the tanks are full the manual foot pump spigot in the galley starts to flow. We then know the tanks are full!

Good Luck with your catchment system

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