Originally Posted by valhalla360
The whole point is it's the impression of being icky with no basis in fact.
Try this: Would you eat a restauant knowing that someone with VD used the plate and silverware the just put in front of you? I can all but guarantee if you go out to eat at all, it's happened to you.
If you point it out to someone just before eating, a lot of people would hesitate before digging in, even thought the have done it on a regular basis for years.
We aren't talking about flushing
the tank with fresh water
a couple times and calling it good. The tank would be emptied, scrubbed, bleached, all fittings and hoses replaced...there just isn't a whole lot that will survive that and the stray icky creature that might is no longer being fed it's prefered diet and will quickly die of starvation. From a factual basis, there isn't a problem to speak of.
I agree. The icky factor is the real problem but not the reality. Same thing that turns a lot of people off of composting heads. Being in the watermaking business I see a lot of fresh water tanks
. I use a scope
many times to show the most meticulous of sailors what it really looks like inside their fresh water tanks
. You'd be amazed what most of us are drinking that doesn't have any effect that the body can't take care of. Though, I might not mention this conversion to guests, I agree that it can be successfully done.