Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-12-2014, 03:00   #76
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cowes (Winter), Baltic (Summer) (the boat!); somewhere in the air (me!)
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 19,381
Re: Gin Tankage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by El Pinguino View Post
One thing to bear in mind here, chaps.

Only cads and bounders drink gin after dark.
Since it's never dark in the summer in the Baltic above 60N, this problem is solved
__________________

__________________
Dockhead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 03:03   #77
Moderator
 
carstenb's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Copenhagen
Boat: Jeanneau Sun Fast 40.3
Posts: 4,893
Images: 1
Re: Gin Tankage?

Gin under one button, tonic under another.

Of course, these things have a way of escalating, then you need another button for vermouth, one for beer or cognac or rum or whiskey.

maybe a tanker barge towed behind?
__________________

__________________
I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted - Elmore Leonard
carstenb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 03:18   #78
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cowes (Winter), Baltic (Summer) (the boat!); somewhere in the air (me!)
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 19,381
Re: Gin Tankage?

For dispensing booze out of a tank, this system would work perfectly: Stylish Electronic Bar Dispenser Keeps Your Pours Exact

Only problem is that it is needlessly complex, electric, etc. I can't seem to find a simple manual pump which would deliver a metered portion (75ml is the shot size on my boat) from a single container under the counter. Something like a hand galley pump, except with a metered stroke.
__________________
Dockhead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 04:42   #79
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cowes (Winter), Baltic (Summer) (the boat!); somewhere in the air (me!)
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 19,381
Re: Gin Tankage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BandB View Post
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.
Inside the EU, I think actually there is no problem. Even Sweden and Finland have pretty liberal limits on alcohol brought from another EU country for personal consumption -- 90 liters of wine (!) AND 110 liters (!) of beer AND 20 liters of vermouth or sherry AND 10 liters of strong drink per person in Finland, for example. I think if you leave the gin in the tax-paid bulk container there is no problem of any kind.

I think it's less risky than bringing cases of duty-free booze from the Channel Islands or Helgoland, which is a very common method of booze-bunkering for Baltic sailors.

The only non-EU country in the Baltic is Russia, and this is more complicated. The limit is 3 liters per person. So I guess you need to have drunk most of your stocks before you get that far, or leave your gin tank in Finland before you leave.

I was nervous about this when we sailed last summer to Vyborg, in Russia. I offloaded our wine and booze stocks and stored them with a friendly Finnish marina office. In the event, Russian customs did not show the slightest interest in our booze stocks, but I guess I would not want to rely on that.
__________________
Dockhead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 06:10   #80
Wayfaring Mariner
 
captain58sailin's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Homer, AK is my home port
Boat: Skookum 53'
Posts: 4,045
Images: 5
Re: Gin Tankage?

Back in the 70s in the Marquesas they sold wine from a 55 gallon drum, bring your own take away jug, we used gallon jugs. Called it Algerian jungle juice.
__________________
" Wisdom; is your reward for surviving your mistakes"
captain58sailin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 06:11   #81
Registered User
 
bene505's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NOT on Long Island - Look elsewhere! :-)
Boat: Beneteau 50
Posts: 453
Re: Gin Tankage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dockhead View Post
For dispensing booze out of a tank, this system would work perfectly: Stylish Electronic Bar Dispenser Keeps Your Pours Exact

Only problem is that it is needlessly complex, electric, etc. I can't seem to find a simple manual pump which would deliver a metered portion (75ml is the shot size on my boat) from a single container under the counter. Something like a hand galley pump, except with a metered stroke.
Metered, manual pumps? Doesn't West Marine sell those?



If they can handle hardener, they'll likely handle alcohol. But not sure how potable they are.

Regards,
Brad
__________________
Email address is: b-cf "at" hallmont "dot" com

2000 Beneteau 505 "Summer Boost"
bene505 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 06:17   #82
Senior Cruiser
 
colemj's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Presently on US East Coast
Boat: Manta 40 "Reach"
Posts: 10,049
Images: 12
Re: Gin Tankage?

These would be perfect for Dockhead since his preferred mix is 5:1 gin:tonic

Mark
__________________
www.svreach.com

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
colemj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 06:34   #83
Registered User
 
ontherocks83's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Boat: Checkmate Strobe 201
Posts: 1,592
Re: Gin Tankage?

Hold on wait a minute...... I thought sailors were only supposed to drink rum Does this mean I don't have to drink my gin and vodka in secret and shame any more? Hallelujah there is a god

Hendricks Gin and Tito's Vodka here I come
__________________
-Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
-Molon Labe
ontherocks83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 07:03   #84
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cowes (Winter), Baltic (Summer) (the boat!); somewhere in the air (me!)
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 19,381
Re: Gin Tankage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by colemj View Post
These would be perfect for Dockhead since his preferred mix is 5:1 gin:tonic

Mark
Actually, it's about 1:5 : 1 tonic:gin

EDIT: 1.5:1, THAT IS, 1.5 PARTS TONIC TO 1 PART GIN
__________________
Dockhead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 07:35   #85
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Gin Tankage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ontherocks83 View Post
Hold on wait a minute...... I thought sailors were only supposed to drink rum Does this mean I don't have to drink my gin and vodka in secret and shame any more? Hallelujah there is a god

Hendricks Gin and Tito's Vodka here I come
You can be a sailor all right.... With this admission however, ...
You've completely dashed any chance of getting your Pirate ID card....

Privateer... Maybe...

__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 07:37   #86
Senior Cruiser
 
Roy M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Southwestern Yacht Club, San Diego, CA
Boat: Searunner 40 trimaran, WILDERNESS
Posts: 3,041
Images: 4
Re: Gin Tankage?

As for tonic, that has been solved by SodaStream. I buy a dozen or so bottles of tonic syrup at a time. They are small (one pint, 500 ml), make 12 bottles of tonic (quart or liter size), and are the best tasting tonic I've ever sampled. The only other additional item needed is the gas canisters. They last about two months (that's about 25 bottles of tonic, I think, the gin is clearly affecting my measuring skills). I bought the whole shebang with 9 canisters at the closeout of a store a few years back. The gas refills are a major ripoff, but easily managed by purchasing a recharging manifold on the internet. Now, once a year, I take my empty gas bottles and the manifold to a bar, and borrow their CO2 tank for a few minutes to refill. Then I buy a beer to repay them for the cost of the refill gas. I could cruise for a year and have all the G&T we can drink. Also, if you are so inclined, the SodaStream cola is first-rate (Rum and Coke), the rootbeer reminds me why we have freezers (for the vanilla ice cream, of course), and the ginger ale syrup is REALLY ginger-flavored.
__________________
Roy M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 07:45   #87
Registered User
 
sanibel sailor's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Sanibel FL
Boat: 1979 Bristol 35.5 CB
Posts: 977
Re: Gin Tankage?

I used to try to figure out how much "supplies" I would need.

Isn't there some joke? "If you have ever considered installing a tank for liquor... you may have a problem"

AA is makes life a lot better.
__________________
John Churchill Sanibel FL
NURDLE, 1979 Bristol 35.5 CB
sanibel sailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 07:47   #88
Registered User
 
Fiveslide's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Boat: JBW club 420, MFG Bandit, Snark
Posts: 591
Re: Gin Tankage?

Have you considered the flammability of the alcohol you'll be storing in your tank in case of a leak? Perhaps some tests are needed? Very small tests, amounts hardly missed from your bottle?
__________________
Fiveslide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 07:49   #89
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cowes (Winter), Baltic (Summer) (the boat!); somewhere in the air (me!)
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 19,381
Re: Gin Tankage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roy M View Post
As for tonic, that has been solved by SodaStream. I buy a dozen or so bottles of tonic syrup at a time. They are small (one pint, 500 ml), make 12 bottles of tonic (quart or liter size), and are the best tasting tonic I've ever sampled. The only other additional item needed is the gas canisters. They last about two months (that's about 25 bottles of tonic, I think, the gin is clearly affecting my measuring skills). I bought the whole shebang with 9 canisters at the closeout of a store a few years back. The gas refills are a major ripoff, but easily managed by purchasing a recharging manifold on the internet. Now, once a year, I take my empty gas bottles and the manifold to a bar, and borrow their CO2 tank for a few minutes to refill. Then I buy a beer to repay them for the cost of the refill gas. I could cruise for a year and have all the G&T we can drink. Also, if you are so inclined, the SodaStream cola is first-rate (Rum and Coke), the rootbeer reminds me why we have freezers (for the vanilla ice cream, of course), and the ginger ale syrup is REALLY ginger-flavored.
A bloody hot tip; thanks! I will order one straight away.

Anyone know why carbonated drinks are so incredibly expensive in Sweden and Finland? Like triple the price in Germany. A can of Coke (or tonic) is like 2.50 euros.
__________________
Dockhead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 07:56   #90
Senior Cruiser
 
colemj's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Presently on US East Coast
Boat: Manta 40 "Reach"
Posts: 10,049
Images: 12
Re: Gin Tankage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dockhead View Post
Actually, it's about 1:5 : 1 tonic:gin
Ah, yes, that is completely different than 5:1 gin:tonic - carry onů

Mark
__________________

__________________
www.svreach.com

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
colemj is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Partner - Jeanneau Gin Fizz 375 BOB SSI Classifieds Archive 0 23-07-2013 08:08
Jeanneau Gin Fizz 38 Jort Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 0 17-07-2013 10:21
jeanneau 38 Gin Fizz info redhead78 Monohull Sailboats 0 17-04-2012 11:39
A Fiberglass Tankage Thread pressuredrop Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15 18-04-2010 12:38
Diesel Fuel Tanks Tankage SkiprJohn Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12 25-05-2006 21:53



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:32.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.