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Old 17-06-2011, 18:21   #1666
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

ok---1990 july 1 is when i moved on board. learned to sail at age 7 in upstate NY---andi am now OLDER THAN DUST....LOL.. so i got a day or 2 in....and a sailing mile or so...
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Some of the dust in my bilge is pretty young, well shaped too haha kinda like an hour glass
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lol.....lemme get my bifocalz and see........i know i had em next to the lead line and knotted line for speed measurement......
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lol.....lemme get my bifocalz and see........i know i had em next to the lead line and knotted line for speed measurement......

If I took mine off my head i would never see to find them, size 9 gee I'm size 2 hahahahahaq
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If I took mine off my head i would never see to find them, size 9 gee I'm size 2 hahahahahaq
omg!! ye needs to get fattened up a tad-- size 2 is sooo small..LOL
got dorado here and yellow fin and .......
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Great attitude LMAO
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All right you two get a room.


And I have noticed most sailors are within their weight, height ratios. Good work out pulling the anchor, going forward to hank a sail, or just sitting and making sure you don't run aground.
My appetite goes away when I sail my boat. I hardly ever eat on it, but drink! I can't carry enough water it seems. In fact adding a 25 to 45 gallon tank is on my to do list.
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I can't carry enough water it seems. In fact adding a 25 to 45 gallon tank is on my to do list.
We found plumbing salt water into the galley for washing up, and putting fresh water spray bottles there to rinse, and in all the heads for washing hands, dropped our fresh water consumption amazingly.

You might try that before buying more capacity.

And if I am in a bay, harbour with lots of other boats etc, I put a splash of bleach into the washing up water to kill off any nasties.


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We found plumbing salt water into the galley for washing up, and putting fresh water spray bottles there to rinse, and in all the heads for washing hands, dropped our fresh water consumption amazingly.

You might try that before buying more capacity.

And if I am in a bay, harbour with lots of other boats etc, I put a splash of bleach into the washing up water to kill off any nasties.


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Washing in salt water is fine it's drinking water that I need. I like the spray bottle that sounds like a good idea.
I have a 40 to 45 gallon tank now I just wonder if that's enough if crossing the atlantic or on the way across the pacific. I just don't want to run out. I would rather fault on the side of caution here.
I can add a tank under the starboard bunk in the salon and it would line up and feed through gravity to the main tank in the keel. So all I need is a tank,clamps,and a hold down to do it. I wouldn't even need to add hose I would just cut the excisting hose and tie it all in line together.
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i buy extra in gallon bottles and stow in a low and central locale on board--or in alleged fridge..LOl..... is actually an ice box, with failed conversion.....perfect for about 20 gallons of drinking water
washin gin salt water isnt bad--i do that-- hair and clothing-- let dry a lil then rinse salt water off with a small amunt of fresh....i carry in tanks 160 gal, but it never hurts to conserve--
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Washing in salt water is fine it's drinking water that I need. I like the spray bottle that sounds like a good idea.
I have a 40 to 45 gallon tank now I just wonder if that's enough if crossing the atlantic or on the way across the pacific. I just don't want to run out. I would rather fault on the side of caution here.
I can add a tank under the starboard bunk in the salon and it would line up and feed through gravity to the main tank in the keel. So all I need is a tank,clamps,and a hold down to do it. I wouldn't even need to add hose I would just cut the excisting hose and tie it all in line together.
we,3 of us crossed last year on a 33 ft yacht with 45 gal in the tanks and 20 gals in cans stored in the saloon from hawaii to aus.

we could have filled many times over from the rain catcher crossing the itcz!!!!!

main thing is to keep topping off your tanks so you have empty cans and catcher ready for when it squalls.

would also advise against linking tanks together,in case of leakage or contamination.
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count on 1 gallon per day for drinking per person, and the rest for washing--- count up how much you will need for that as each individual is different...
goood for bringing that up-- the tanks should be individual if you can--- so leaks dot destroy your entire water supply nor does a contaminant-----extra hosing--place it with the areas that would be expected to fail-- and go for it... hoses can be taped to the tank or the hoses in place for stowage and dont take up a lot of space. mks repairs mor eefficient whille underway--- i hate lookin gall over for something i KNEW was in the box marked XXXX....waaay onthe other side of the boat or in a space near the problem, still is running around searching .....
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Salt water pump in the galley would be almost a must have for offshore passages. Along with manual pumped fresh water, foot pump is great, electric pump definitely turned off. Atlantic crossing eastbound amount of water I drank probably halved after getting out of the tropics up to about 38 N. Plus funnel and bucket to catch rain off the mainsail, single reef would pour straight into the funnel.
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I have a 40 to 45 gallon tank now...

I can add a tank under the starboard bunk in the salon and it would line up and feed through gravity to the main tank in the keel. So all I need is a tank,clamps,and a hold down to do it. I wouldn't even need to add hose I would just cut the excisting hose and tie it all in line together.
I have 440 liters (116 US Gals)
If theres a spot for the tank and its affordable, go for it.

Otherwise as Atoll says, carry some water in plastic bottles, as most do anyway in case of contamination etc.

Its a ballance with storage space on a boat too. if you don't need the storage space under the bunk then thers not too many reasons why one wouldn't whack in a nice big tank.

Makes you less smelly at the bar too!


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