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Old 01-12-2011, 22:06   #1
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Five Gallon Collapsible Water Container

wondering if they start leaking from boat motion, or if they work well and safe?
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Re: 5gal colapsable water container...

I have them and like them. I made fitted square bags with really HEAVY duty handles on them long enough to go over the shoulder to carry them.

The bags are made of quilted corduroy which protects them from abrasion and incidental punctures. They can be patched pretty easily.

I have a black one that makes an awesome solar shower. I just hang the bag from those handles and shift the spout down to a slit in the seam of the bottom of the bad and attach the hose from a smaller one. Works great and I like having 5 whole gallons of warm water!
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Re: 5gal colapsable water container...

They start to leak pretty soon--within weeks. Better to use something stronger.
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Re: 5gal colapsable water container...

Due to lack of room & pathetic fixed tankage, we carry a couple of these to supplement our supply. So far, no issues & if you don't fill them completely, they store in oddly shaped areas, like our bilge.
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Re: 5gal colapsable water container...

want to use them in the v space under the berths...6 of them as full time water reserve while crossings.

love the idea of having 5gal solar shower when anchoring
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Re: 5gal colapsable water container...

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They start to leak pretty soon--within weeks. Better to use something stronger.
is it a particular make problem?
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They start to leak pretty soon--within weeks. Better to use something stronger.
I've used one for almost 30 years and it still doesn't leak. You must of had one of those Chinese Rocna ones?
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I've used one for almost 30 years and it still doesn't leak. You must of had one of those Chinese Rocna ones?
30 years!!! ok thats what I need

willing to make canvas bags for them if they last this long.

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30 years!!! ok thats what I need

willing to make canvas bags for them if they last this long.

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Re: 5gal colapsable water container...

Think their life will really be determined by how they are stored, especially while underway. The tend to blob out and squish around if not supported all around and may be sensitive to UV. I can't see using them up against a board along the life lines because of a lack of support. No experience as I've always used the rigid plastic Gerry Jugs which have held up very well. Some going more than 10 years but we kept them covered and had to replace the spouts after a few years. Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to take some along empty to use for transporting water in out of the way locations if you have a storage space issue.
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Re: 5gal colapsable water container...

The good ones are made by Reliance in Winnipeg.
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Re: 5gal colapsable water container...

Used a couple on my first trip south. Graduated to jerry jugs. Biggest problems were that they are hard to fill and if you have to carry them a ways the handles kill you. Prone to punctures too.
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Re: 5gal colapsable water container...

We had 4 collapsible and 5 rigid jugs for humping water on our last Bahamas trip. The collapsibles all leaked and were hard to carry, but were easy to mend. The rigid jugs started splitting and were not easy to mend, but they turned out to be of low quality. Next trip: a few high quality rigid for regular use and extra storage, and some new collapsibles for those times we must dinghy to refill our tanks.
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Re: 5gal colapsable water container...

I had a coleman brand 3 gallon, it started leaking within a week, sitting quite snug, with minimal movement, on bare fiberglass in the floor of the the quarterberth.
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Re: 5gal colapsable water container...

Can't leave clear collapsible on deck,sun will make water inside undrinkable;found out the hard way.
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