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Old 29-11-2014, 12:37   #31
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Re: Gin Tankage?

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Just because it doesn't go with passage-making. On passage we are all alert, working, striving, making miles, avoiding ships, fixing broken things. Alcohol just doesn't belong.
And you call yourself a sailor?
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Old 29-11-2014, 12:40   #32
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And you call yourself a sailor?
Some of my crew would agree with you! They call me Captain Bligh! In an affectionate way!
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Old 29-11-2014, 12:47   #33
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Re: Gin Tankage?

Just google bar suppies, anything I could quote you would be statside.

I have installed just a system in a clients boat. Someday I will get one into my boat.

I am a tanqueray type my self, oh and a little wine, sunset 2 GT's on the bow, and then a little wine.


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Lloyd, I have long suspected that you were hiding your light under a bushel, pretending to be simple, when you're actually a genius. Now I know I was right

Can you give references on the parts -- e.g., "alcohol rated soda pump" -- would love to know where to buy that . . .
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Old 29-11-2014, 13:13   #34
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Re: Gin Tankage?

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Just because it doesn't go with passage-making. On passage we are all alert, working, striving, making miles, avoiding ships, fixing broken things. Alcohol just doesn't belong.

Also, it makes port calls more fun -- after refraining for so long.

Gives you a reason to go into port at all -- otherwise we might just pull a Motiessier -- if it weren't for the gin which waits for us . . .
I always have Brandy and Rum aboard plus strong Vodka. I use the Brandy for shock and the Vodka as a disinfectant if required. I firmly believe that self control should be the primary motivator and on the Centaur, nothing has been touched since purchase.......... but its there for emergency.
Its not a criticism of your choice, merely an enquiry as to why......
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Some of my crew would agree with you! They call me Captain Bligh! In an affectionate way!
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Re: Gin Tankage?

what about decanting the bottles of gin into a yellow 5 gallon diesel jug tied to the rail? It would solve both the weight problems of the glass as well as the issue with pesky customs inspectors.
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How about 80gallons of Cruzan rum in the water tank of a Paul Johnson Venus 28.
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Re: Gin Tankage?

A buddy of mine calculated how much the pink anti-freeze cost that he used for his water tanks, then calculated the cost of the same amount of cheap vodka. The cost was close, and condisering how he hated having fizzy or pink-tinged water all summer, went for the cheap vodka for anti-freeze. (We could buy Military Special.) Substitute the bulk gin for anti-freeze in the tanks when you winterize the boat, and you have solved two problems--winterizing and transporting the gin. The showers might tingle a bit, but the glass/dishware will sparkle as will the crew.

Me, I empty the tanks and blow 'em clear with compressed air and drink alcohol that I can see--cheap Canadian.
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This guy came up with a clever whiskey dispenser in his car. Doesn't sound like its too healthy though in more ways than one..
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We can get gin in 1.75 lire bottles in Canada - and the bottles are plastic, so at 1 bottle per month (for health reasons of course) it works pretty well and stores easily.
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Re: Gin Tankage?

I suppose others have heard the story of Chischister who while provisioning Gypsy Moth had numerous cases of gin on the quay. Some young bloke walks down and says "Arn't you the guy set to sail round the world? What's with all the booze? Sir Francis replies "Well, any damn fool could do it sober!"

Saw a documentary the other night, some German on a classic sail cutter in Greenland. Pouring bottles of rum into a small traditional cask of, oh, say 10 gallons.
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The way you guys guzzle gin you might give some thought to a built-in tank with pressure delivery system, just like fresh water. You could even install deck fills to make it easy on the crew. Or just convert one of the existing water tanks.
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Gin concentrate?

Why not freeze dried?
You may be on to something - ever heard of "Palcohol"?
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We can get gin in 1.75 lire bottles in Canada - and the bottles are plastic, so at 1 bottle per month (for health reasons of course) it works pretty well and stores easily.
Umm, are the labels on these bottles white with black "GIN" lettering as the only word on them?

Even if so, it sounds like a good solution!

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Had a guy in the slip next to us one summer, he had vodka, rum and wiskey on tap.


He was always great for entertainment.
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