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Old 17-01-2014, 16:34   #1
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Cost of water / pump out in the Med

Hello all,

Trying to get an idea of current costs of filling water tanks / pumping out holding tanks around the Med.

Do you have to pay for these services or do most places offer them for free?
If not, roughly how much are you looking to fill your water tanks, and pump out the nasty stuff?

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Re: Cost of water / pump out in the Med

Pump outs in the med , what's that
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Sorry for my lack of experience, but what do you mean? That no one bothers to pump out and just dumps?
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Hmmm.... Yes , turkey got a bit strict but mostly yes.

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Re: Cost of water / pump out in the Med

Chartered in Greece over the summer. About 5 euro to fill the tanks, and pump outs were non existent, the charter company told us just to empty the tank 3 nm offshore. Many of the anchorages are jam packed during the summer so finding a place to med moor close to a water hose can be a challenge at times.
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Re: Cost of water / pump out in the Med

See, this is why I love this forum. The amount of knowledge I get from it blows me away.
So the rule is I guess as long as you're not pumping out near people, and I hope no one does- yuk, it's not really monitored?

I guess that answers my other thread where I was getting worried about my small holding tank size then.

Good info about having a hard time trying to get to the dock to fill up tanks though.
I'm 50 / 50 at the moment about fitting a water maker. I guess this would pretty much stop the need for trying to ram your way in to the dock.

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See, this is why I love this forum. The amount of knowledge I get from it blows me away.
So the rule is I guess as long as you're not pumping out near people, and I hope no one does- yuk, it's not really monitored?

I guess that answers my other thread where I was getting worried about my small holding tank size then.

Good info about having a hard time trying to get to the dock to fill up tanks though.
I'm 50 / 50 at the moment about fitting a water maker. I guess this would pretty much stop the need for trying to ram your way in to the dock.

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In the western med, you will typically get water free, Greece tends to be one of the few countries that habitually charges for it. Often the fuel docks will have a hose.

Most boats either don't have holding tanks at all, or the tanks are set to pass through. Try not to swim near the sound of a marine toilet in action !

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Dave,

I've been meaning to ask, I've noticed that you help the forum by sponsoring it? I've had a look around for this and can't see how to do it? Can you remember where the setting is?

I've asked far more than my fair share of questions so would like to help the forum.
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I've been meaning to ask, I've noticed that you help the forum by sponsoring it? I've had a look around for this and can't see how to do it? Can you remember where the setting is?

I've asked far more than my fair share of questions so would like to help the forum.
You do it in your user CP. $ 15

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Got it! Thanks.
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Re: Cost of water / pump out in the Med

I just wouldn't empty the holding tank and run the watermaker at the same time!
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I just wouldn't empty the holding tank and run the watermaker at the same time!
lol chuckles, I've often wondered about watermakers.....dump at 3nm and run watermaker at 2 nm and hope the winds are right
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Re: Cost of water / pump out in the Med

We chartered in the south of France. There you have to rent a slip (50 - 70 Euro, typically) in order to get water. Water usually was not offered at the fuel docks. This meant that every 3 or 4 days our group of four people, taking hollywood showers every day, would have to find a slip to refill our 85 gallon water tank.
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Re: Cost of water / pump out in the Med

In Ostia, the charge for water was separate from the dockage, and had to be paid in cash. Presumably the cash went to the Mafia.
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Re: Cost of water / pump out in the Med

One other bit of advice, When filling your water tanks, taste it from the hose (and let it run for a minute) before you fill your tanks, Some of the water can be a little bit "off putting". Greek and Italian water tends to be ok, but we got a tankful in Spain that was undrinkable. Fine for washing etc... but had a bad flavor...and yes, just macerate and pump out off shore, seems kind of gross to our U.S. sensibilities, but like the old saying "when in rome...". Just dont pump in a harbor or anchorage... nobody wants to tangle with the brown fleet.
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