We are on the a mooring
. We don't have regular access to fresh water
at a dock
to wash down after a weekend. We have plenty of fresh water
that otherwise gets stale if not used. Finding a place to refill once a month has not been a problem. So...
I set up a temporary freshwater source using the faucet in our forward head
. I replaced the aerator with one that has threads for a hose. When we want freshwater to wash down the boat I run the hose out the hatch
for the head
. I have to be a bit careful of getting water back down in the head.
Easy to do.
Uses water that otherwise goes stale
Provides freshwater to get the salt
off to reduce corrosion
Lower than ideal pressure but sufficient for most anchor
Have to be careful that the head doesn't get soaked during deck
Requires a couple of trips up and down to hook up and turn on the faucet, then turn it off and let it drain out.
It has been great to have. It is motivating me to do something more permanent and easier to manage. Still debating fresh or salt
. More pressure might result in using more of our fresh water than we would like. Also, we are planning a six month cruise
to the Caribbean
where fresh water is not so prevalent, or at least free.