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Old 23-10-2013, 10:31   #31
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Re: Water Usage

Thank you to everyone for all the information and comments.
Some day soon I'll post the reason for my inquiry so remember the thread title: Water Usage.
Thank you TalBot for the chart ... the Shere Project website was interesting.
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Old 23-10-2013, 11:29   #32
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Re: Water Usage

2 adults
85 gallons
15 - 25 gallons per day
12V 16 GPH Spectra water maker

Spectra tells us "the more more you use the Spectra the better it works and the longer it lasts" so we use all the water we make each day. We have enough solar capacity to make water, run reefer compressor, charge batteries simultaneously so run the water maker several hours a day and run it continuously while motoring.

When the watermaker is broken we get by on about 4 gallons a day
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Old 23-10-2013, 11:40   #33
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2 adults and schnauzer 4-5 gallons/day. With a 1.5 GPh watermaker.
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Old 23-10-2013, 11:52   #34
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Re: Water Usage

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80 gallons
1 1/2 gallons/day
Catch rain water

This was in the tropics where we spent hours every day in the water. Water consumption would be higher in temperate zones for showering.
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Re: Water Usage

2
80 liters
2-4 liters a day
jugs, but we ordered a 1.5 g/h water maker
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Old 23-10-2013, 13:40   #36
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Re: Water Usage

2 on board
100 gallon capacity
About 7 gallons per day total (including flushing heads)
Filling at marinas
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3 gallons
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Old 23-10-2013, 18:28   #38
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Re: Water Usage

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80 liters
2-4 liters a day
jugs, but we ordered a 1.5 g/h water maker
Really? Each of you get by with one quart of water each day? Sometimes using up to 1/2 gallon each? You aren't even achieving the "survival conditions" catagory.

I'm not judging you - just as curious about your usage as I was Impi's.

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80 gallons
1 1/2 gallons/day
Catch rain water

This was in the tropics where we spent hours every day in the water. Water consumption would be higher in temperate zones for showering.
Like my surprise on the other posting - this is barely into the "survival conditions" category.

I personally drink that amount each day.

Is this becoming an ascetic bragging contest?

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6 liters/day
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OK, apparently many of you are subsisting at or below "survival conditions". I will take you for your word and believe you are clean, healthy and not thirsty.

Perhaps "survival conditions" mean something else around the world.

One more thing - is the amount/day used really shared among 2 people, or did you mean that per person?

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Re: Water Usage

Our water tanks were above the ballast on our W32. The floor boards swelled up and wouldn't come up to switch between the tanks. Sailed to the Marquesas which took over 21days, hung out in Atuona for 4-5 days but too much rain so boat didn't dry out. Sailed around the Island to Hana Menu on the Leeward side and anchored in dry weather for another week before we could get the floor boards up. Still had water in the 40 gallon tank we left San Diego with.

We didn't scrimp on water but took advantage of frequent rain clouds to shower.
Washed in fresh water and rinsed in salt water, soon lost any compulsion or need for a freshwater washdown. Turned off the pressure water system and used foot pumps which cut down on water wastage big time. .
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What's a liter? This is America man, speak English. Just kidding, I know that a liter = 3.75 gallons.
I heard the story of a woman in a grocery line speaking in her native tongue on the phone. When finished the irritated man behind her reminded her that this was America...speak English. She replied...I'm Navajo...if you want to speak English, maybe go back to England.
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Re: Water Usage

-2 people usually
-75g/285L in hull/bilge tank, 40g/150L in stored containers = 115g/435L
-2g/7.6L per person.
-so far at the docks but since I do not have scuppers and only deck drains, I want to convert my deck to a catchment system. I've seen this and an incredible amount of water can be collected. If RO units ever come down for the common folk, I wouldn't mind doing that either.
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Re: Water Usage

This is from our two years cruising in the eastern Caribbean...

2 people
165 gallons (625 liters)
15 gpd (57 lpd) -- includes VacuFlush toilet with fresh water flushing.
We purchased water at dock & collected some rainwater off the deck.

We never had trouble finding water except in the Spanish Virgins. Luckily friends anchored with us had a watermaker, so we traded a bottle of wine for 30 gallons of water.
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I can only speak to my first long passage. 2 people, 40 gallons,1 gallon per day. Did a little bit of rain catching, but not much. This was a 22 day passage to the Marquesas, in an engineless 26 foot boat. We were very,very conservative on water usage, since we had no idea how long the passage would take. Had a great passage, but I suffered from dehydration towards the end of the trip. I was never that conservative, or worried about water use after that lesson. _____Grant.
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