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Old 04-12-2014, 21:24   #61
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Re: Gin Tankage?

Gin is proof of the existence of God. Well, that and Bourbon.
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One thing to bear in mind here, chaps.

Only cads and bounders drink gin after dark.
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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!
Reminds be of my overland trip through asia, afganistan, iraq and europe in the early seventies.

In Spain from memory unlabled Cointreau refills at time were equilivent to $1 aus/litre and labled bottles $2.00/liter
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You'll be running into laws in many countries that you'll be in violation of. Almost all have some regulations as far as taking alcohol in and even more regulations as far as unlabeled alcohol.
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One thing to bear in mind here, chaps.

Only cads and bounders drink gin after dark.

And your point is……...
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You'll be running into laws in many countries that you'll be in violation of. Almost all have some regulations as far as taking alcohol in and even more regulations as far as unlabeled alcohol.

Thanks for raining on our parade Debbie Downer.
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No. It's true that this is unnecessarily risky.
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Re: Gin Tankage?

French merchant ships have been fitted with tanks for 'vin ordinaire-crew- for the use of ' since Joan of Arc had pigtails.
That said the rules in most countries re spirits are far stricter than for vino and beer.

Interesting factoid... Norway has the highest per capita consumption of sugar in the world... I wonder why that is?
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Years ago. we used to get Rum in Jamaica in Demi-Johns, Large crocks with a pouring necks! They were about 5 gals as I remember! a small hand pump worked for transferring it to drinkable containers!! of course I like the DARK stuff!! Haven't gotten any in years! My rum intake has reduced somewhat in my older age LOL! But it was always nice to able to get the whole beach party tipsy !!
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Would IBC containers be overkill? Intermediate Bulk Containers

Can get 'em in the always convenient 275 gallon size


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French merchant ships have been fitted with tanks for 'vin ordinaire-crew- for the use of ' since Joan of Arc had pigtails.
That said the rules in most countries re spirits are far stricter than for vino and beer.

Interesting factoid... Norway has the highest per capita consumption of sugar in the world... I wonder why that is?
Any self-respecting Swede or Norwegian has a still in the barn or garage. You'd understand why if you go to a store to buy a bottle.

Norwegians go to sweden to buy booze,
swedes go to denmark to buy booze
danes go to germany to buy booze
germans don't have to go anywhere
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Would IBC containers be overkill? Intermediate Bulk Containers

Can get 'em in the always convenient 275 gallon size



I hope that's imperial gallons, not those piddly little US ones
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Re: Gin Tankage?

Dockhead, as I recall we ran out of tonic when we were sailing, not gin (heavens forbid). We were then reduced to drinking martinez (how low can a man sink)

Perhaps you could just empty one of your water tanks and fill it with gin, use the other tank for tonic (who needs water? fish sh*t in it).

That would solve your gin tankage problem - might have trouble getting the ARC guys to let you sail across though
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Norwegians go to sweden to buy booze,
swedes go to denmark to buy booze
And they all get totally hammered on the ferry

You can buy bulk port in Oz from the vineyards in 20L unmarked drums.... don't think anyone could afford spirits by the 20L. Also 750 ml 'cleanskin' wines in bottleshops.. ie unlabeled bottles.
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Dockhead, as I recall we ran out of tonic when we were sailing, not gin (heavens forbid). We were then reduced to drinking martinez (how low can a man sink)

Perhaps you could just empty one of your water tanks and fill it with gin, use the other tank for tonic (who needs water? fish sh*t in it).

That would solve your gin tankage problem - might have trouble getting the ARC guys to let you sail across though
Indeed -- tonic is the next problem to solve, right after gin . . .

The obvious solution is a fountain, or rather, a bar gun: WILLTEC :|: Home Soda Fountain Machines and Bar Gun Equipment

I bet it could be set up to mix the gin from the gin tank at the same time.
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