With just under 14 months to go before departing on my 5-7 year world cruise
, I am trying to think of everything I can.
While I have a smaller boat, she is built to go far, so I have large tankage. But an extra 5 gals of fuel
is priceless when you need 5 more gals to get in.
I hold nearly 80 gals of water
, and will have a water
maker. But I will also be carrying at least 5-10 gal of water under the V-berth in 1 gal jugs, mainly used for emerginces, and I will change out the water every few months to keep it fresh. NOTE- Be sure to get the kind of 1 gal water jugs with the milk style screw on lids, not the pop off lids.
So I think I got water covered, but I will also carry two camping style folding clear 5 gal water jugs if I need to lug water from and island. $10 each from Wal-Mart, and take up almost no space.
I want to carry 5-10 gals of extra fuel
incase I have a fuel tank
or fuel line falure. Also in some islands it is easyer/cheaper to fuel up with the dingy and tranfer fuel.
So now that space is always a premium, where to put 5-10 gals of extra fuel jugs? I think I will make a mount in the lazzerate under my tiller. Out of sight, easy to get to, easy to secure. Diesel
below decks has almost no issues compared to gas. And the laz is basically part of the engine
room on a Westsail anyways.
But I want to hear from those of you true salty hard core
cruisers who say extra fuel jugs on deck
is a waste and not needed. Please, tell me why?