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Old 04-06-2013, 07:17   #16
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Mark... get a bucket and hang it under the boom where it meets the mast... hike your boom up to about 10* above level and when it starts raining hoist the main to its 3rd reef... I was emptying a large bucket every 5 minutes in Samoa when it rained... 10 minute bursts every hour or so... 1st bucket will wash of any residual salt and crap... after that pour straight into the tank..
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It's seriously time for photos.
I'm unfortunately 350 land miles from the boat..... Won't be back to her until Sept(ish)... If I remember, I will post up some
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:39   #18
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Thats why its on sailcloth and not the deck. But I guess a few miinutes. (About the length of a tropical shower!)
By (ingenious) design the water can pool before it goes into the tank so I can check for sediment. Theres quite an amount of Sahara dust heading our way in the Caribbean (SAL its called) and that can make the water quite muddy. Most importantly is the long term impact of dusty water going into a water tank thats impossible to clean.

If it looks like its just going to sludge up the water tank I will revert to heading into the fuel dock and paying for water.

Well, thats the plan. Now I just have to wait......
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How about using a few layers of cheese cloth to act as a filter before water goes into tank? That's my plan when I get the bimini water catcher finished.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:09   #19
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How about using a few layers of cheese cloth to act as a filter before water goes into tank? That's my plan when I get the bimini water catcher finished.
Not a bad idea. I have some cheese cloth right here too.

OK so heres the photos. Its white on white so hard to get depth perception.

(and remember this is a quick knock up job... not a pro job)



The idea is to use the side decks and life lines as a mould so the sail cloth works as the channel. Its suspended above the deck as the camber of the deck sends water off the side, not aft.

Water pools below the winch. So some sediment should fall out... or at least show me if the canvas is dirty.

The awning above the boom will send water into this channel. But I havent rigged that yet as I wanna get this part happening first.




Here you can see the 'ole right aft with a fitting that fits into the tank 'ole. Not that the far aft bit of cloth needs to be pulled up so water doesnt slide off the back.
I can use Mikes idea of cheese cloth over the 'ole.

You can see how one decent gust of wind coming down the deck will get under the cloth and project the water straight up!


But now I need rain to test it!!!!!!!!!! LOL Dont whistle upo the weather! LOL
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Re: Water Catcher: Waitin' for rain! :(

And people wonder what I mean when I say "yotties are easily amused"!

Good one, Mark... hope that it works.

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Not a bad idea. I have some cheese cloth right here too.

OK so heres the photos. Its white on white so hard to get depth perception.

(and remember this is a quick knock up job... not a pro job)



The idea is to use the side decks and life lines as a mould so the sail cloth works as the channel. Its suspended above the deck as the camber of the deck sends water off the side, not aft.

Water pools below the winch. So some sediment should fall out... or at least show me if the canvas is dirty.

The awning above the boom will send water into this channel. But I havent rigged that yet as I wanna get this part happening first.




Here you can see the 'ole right aft with a fitting that fits into the tank 'ole. Not that the far aft bit of cloth needs to be pulled up so water doesnt slide off the back.
I can use Mikes idea of cheese cloth over the 'ole.

You can see how one decent gust of wind coming down the deck will get under the cloth and project the water straight up!


But now I need rain to test it!!!!!!!!!! LOL Dont whistle upo the weather! LOL
Mark.... only thing I'd have done different would have been to tie the back higher and put the hole central of the tarp... then connect and run a short length of hose under the tarp to the filler hole.... otherwise it should do just fine
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Re: Water Catcher: Waitin' for rain! :(

i need to start thinking about what to do with the 60-100inches of annual rainfall we are to expect here----letting it go ob is a lil wasteful, i think.....good ideas, guys, thankyou--
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Re: Water Catcher: Waitin' for rain! :(

Still no rain.

Only caught dust so far....

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Don't let anyone piss on it and tell you its raining!
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