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Old 22-10-2013, 10:01   #1
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Water Usage

I'm conducting a survey on the average fresh water usage of full time cruisers.
1. Please indicate number of people on board
2. fresh water storage capacity
3. average daily fresh water useage
(including fresh water shower or rinse)
4. mode of collecting / making fresh water.

Thank you for your participation. I'll be collecting and using data for only one week.
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Old 22-10-2013, 10:21   #2
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Re: Water Usage

1. 2 people on board
2. 900 Litres
3. 250 ltrs
4. 12v water maker

And we wash our boat regularly with fresh water too. A thorough wash uses 700 litres
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Old 22-10-2013, 10:29   #3
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Re: Water Usage

1. Two people fulltime livaboard-cruising
2. 100 gallons
3. We are not all that conservative and average 12 gallons a day
4. We fill up when stopping for fuel. When at anchor we dinghy water in via 7 gallon jugs
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Re: Water Usage

Impi, 2 of you use 250 liters each day? Is that a typo?

For us,
1. 2 full-time live aboard
2. 100 gallon (375L) storage
3. 6-10 gallons (30-40L) used each day (trying to average in washing days, etc and it depends on how much swimming we do) but will be washing the boat a lot more with fresh water now (new watermaker).
4. 30gph watermaker and rain catchment that can collect 100gph in a downpour

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Old 22-10-2013, 10:51   #5
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Re: Water Usage

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Impi, 2 of you use 250 liters each day? Is that a typo?

For us,
1. 2 full-time live aboard
2. 100 gallon (375L) storage
3. 6-10 gallons (30-40L) used each day (trying to average in washing days, etc and it depends on how much swimming we do) but will be washing the boat a lot more with fresh water now (new watermaker).
4. 30gph watermaker and rain catchment that can collect 100gph in a downpour

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LOL ... I know, I know. We are heavy consumers of water and of electricity but are fanatical about cleaning the boat. We also take long hot showers during the day.
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Old 22-10-2013, 10:58   #6
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Re: Water Usage

But 66 gal a day? How often do you go through water pumps? Do you leave the water running continuously during showers?

I'm not judging you - I just can't imagine where 66 gal/day would go on our boat even if we washed it regularly and somehow took even more showers than we do (we take multiple showers each day now). We just bought a 30gph watermaker because we plan to use more fresh water washing the boat, etc. Even then, we estimate our water usage going up to 15 gal/day - maybe 20 during dry season and a salty boat.

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Old 22-10-2013, 11:01   #7
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1. 2 people on board
2. 900 Litres
3. 250 ltrs
4. 12v water maker

And we wash our boat regularly with fresh water too. A thorough wash uses 700 litres
What's a liter? This is America man, speak English. Just kidding, I know that a liter = 3.75 gallons.
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1. 1 person, Full-time liveaboard (6 months of the year)
2. 500 Liters in 2 identical tanks
3. 25 Liters (showers, laundry, dishes, boat washing, cleaning dive equipment)
4. Spectra Ventura watermaker

p.s. Greybeard: you might be in America, but this is an international forum and most of the world uses SI (metric), so you are in huge minority with those archaic units of measurement And a gallon from where I came from is either 3.75 liters or 4.54 liters.
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1. 2 people on board
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And we wash our boat regularly with fresh water too. A thorough wash uses 700 litres
i've crossed oceans on less than that with 6 people on board.........decadant
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What's a liter? This is America man, speak English. Just kidding, I know that a liter = 3.75 gallons.
Is this guy taking the piss or is he really that wacko ?

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i've crossed oceans on less than that with 6 people on board.........decadant
I've crossed a desert with less than that.....smelly
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What's a liter? This is America man, speak English. Just kidding, I know that a liter = 3.75 gallons.
One liter DOES NOT = 3.75 GALLONS.
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Re: Water Usage

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I'm conducting a survey on the average fresh water usage of full time cruisers.
1. Please indicate number of people on board
2. fresh water storage capacity
3. average daily fresh water useage
(including fresh water shower or rinse)
4. mode of collecting / making fresh water.

Thank you for your participation. I'll be collecting and using data for only one week.
atlantic crossing

11 adults,2 kids
1400 liters
60 liters a day over 12 days(cape verde-antigua)
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Re: Water Usage

~1 gal/day/person? I drink more than that.

I suppose perhaps for a single event like a 12 day Atlantic crossing, water usage can be low. However, would you consider 60L/day for 13 people reasonable full-time live aboard usage?

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~1 gal/day/person? I drink more than that.

I suppose perhaps for a single event like a 12 day Atlantic crossing, water usage can be low. However, would you consider 60L/day for 13 people reasonable full-time live aboard usage?

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if close to beer shop,could probably reduce to 45 liters a day
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