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Old 29-11-2014, 16:10   #46
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Re: Gin Tankage?

We used to be able to buy "Texas Mickeys" of rum, whiskey and vodka (can't remember if gin was in there) here in Canada. Here is what Wikiknowitall says, but I think they used to be 160 oz.
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Old 29-11-2014, 16:32   #47
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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.
Ummm . . . that was kind of the original question. Do you have any concrete technical knowledge to add, or are you just spectating?
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Old 29-11-2014, 16:38   #48
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I know how to giterdone.
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Old 29-11-2014, 16:46   #49
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Re: Gin Tankage?

Buy milk in square helicapped tetrapacks, wash them thoroughly when empty and decant the gin into them. (I also use them to make ice blocks for the esky)

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You may be on to something - ever heard of "Palcohol"?
Holy cannoli - I had NO idea. Is this a sign of the apocalypse? Or "proof" of the existence of heaven on earth?
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Old 30-11-2014, 03:12   #51
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Re: Gin Tankage?

methinks you are sailing in the wrong direction..........I would recommend the Ria's of northern spain for next years cruise.

about the same distance as finland and back,to the hamble.
the sailing is just as challenging,scenery ,and towns steeped with history,fantastic seafood,good wine and cheap spirits.

best of all it is mostly a downhill run back to Portsmouth,plus you can fill your boat with cheap Spanish(EU) booze!
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methinks you are sailing in the wrong direction..........I would recommend the Ria's of northern spain for next years cruise.

about the same distance as finland and back,to the hamble.
the sailing is just as challenging,scenery ,and towns steeped with history,fantastic seafood,good wine and cheap spirits.

best of all it is mostly a downhill run back to Portsmouth,plus you can fill your boat with cheap Spanish(EU) booze!
The Rias are on my list for sure, but I have work in Finland. So I get to combine business with pleasure, always a good thing
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I wonder if anyone has tried storing bulk spirits under a cabinet somewhere, with some kind of dispensing pump at the counter? Any tips?
Getting back to the OP (much as I'm fascinated by the possibilities of Palcohol - I had to look it up!), I think I can answer this one.

As a kid, a friend's father used cheap vodka or gin to winterize the potable water system. It really was nothing more than a plastic tank with a manual pump faucet at the galley sink. He kept the boat in the driveway over the winter.

Well, you can see where that would lead. He always figured he must have a slow leak in the system; it was always empty by springtime.

And I learned that alcohol, kept in a plastic water tank, tastes AWFUL. Not that it would stop a determined teenager from drinking it mind you. But lesson learned. And probably a big part of why my gin of choice to this day is Tanqueray; I still can't stand the cheap stuff.
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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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...And I learned that alcohol, kept in a plastic water tank, tastes AWFUL...
One solution is to cut-off the bottom of a 5 gallon plastic diesel jug along a seam, install a glass lining, then re-seam the jug. You'd have great tasting booze and plenty of it.

Or you could by stainless containers and write "fuel" on the side. (I wonder if stainless means potable, of it the alcohol would leach-out the chromium.)



Personally, I'd keep some bottles around as "day tanks", and refill them each morning. That way you don't have to keep going back to the big tank with lea-than-perfect co-ordination. And you can take them along when partying on other boats.

But since it's better to keep weight down low, a custom, stainless tank that is suitable for potable use would likely work.



But then you'll need a gauge to let you know what you have left.



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Re: Gin Tankage?

I'm thinking this thread will lead to boats of the future having water, fuel and booze tanks as standard.

"Would you like the 2, 3 or 4 spirit tank system in your yacht?"
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Re: Gin Tankage?

another problem is evaporation over time .. which is why liquor is usually kept in sealed glass in small amounts. the more air space in the container the less alcohol in the booze
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another problem is evaporation over time .. which is why liquor is usually kept in sealed glass in small amounts. the more air space in the container the less alcohol in the booze
You might of missed my post. Pulling a vacum on the not full tank will keep it from oxidization/evaporation

Plus the Glass lined HW tank when installed looks like just what it is. Someone can break into your boat and steal everything. But you'll still have your GIN.

To top it off I can buy said tank for $99.00 UDS.

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you "Rum Runner" I mean Gin Runner.

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4 gallon Glass lined water heater. Remove the heating element, annoid, replace all brass fittings with SS.

Run the inlet to the counter top, this become your filler. Plumb the outlet to your choice of location, add a single source bar gun.

Use an alcohol rated soda pump in series before the gun.

Now you have to vent the tank, use a bleeder valve on the supply line, close when not in use. It would be good to add a small vacuum pump, to keep the contents of the tank fresh, when not in use.

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another problem is evaporation over time
Doesn't sound like a problem Dockhead is going to need to worry about…

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All my friends scoff at my gin drinking.Not alot of gin drinkers here in Houston.But after stumbling upon this thread.Now we can talk gin.We don't know anyone else that partakes in our love of gin.I feel right at home.

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